At Leverstock Green CE Primary School, it is our intention that pupils in our school become digitally literate by the time they leave KS2. They will enhance keyboard skills, use common place programs and devices and develop coding skills to create algorithms and solve problems.
Within the teaching of coding they will regularly be exposed to problems solving activities where they will have to debug existing programs or work to a specified design brief. They will understand the benefits and dangers of online activities, their responsibilities for staying safe online and the potential consequences of their actions. Using a variety of devices, children will also experience computing across the curriculum through online work, research tasks in addition to practising times-tables and other core curriculum skills. Parents will work in partnership with the school to support children in an ever changing digital world.
Each year the children will study five units, comprising of the necessary strands of computer science, information technology and digital literacy to ensure they have a broad wealth of skills and knowledge. Each unit will also include an e-safety session that is linked to the unit being studied. They will spend around seven weeks on each unit throughout the year. For more specific information about what your child is studying at any given time, please speak to the class teacher.