Kingshurst Primary School aims to equip all pupils with the skills they need to participate in a rapidly evolving world, ensuring that they are safe at every stage. We want to develop learners who are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. They will develop a strong understanding of new or unfamiliar technologies and have repeated practical experience of writing and using computer programs in order to solve real problems. By engaging in computational thinking, pupils will develop problem-solving and critical reasoning skills, applying these to a wider range of curricular areas: in particular, to the interlinked STEM subjects.
We currently use the NCCE-backed 'Teach Computing' scheme to give a broad base in Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. Online Safety units from ProjectEVOLVE (SWGfL) complement the scheme.
As a school, we also use the Rising Stars scheme 'Learn to Code', to further complement our pupils' coding skills and understanding, and to provide challenge wherever possible!
Computing 'subject on a page'
Useful Computing Links
Many of these sites are used in school to complement our schemes of work and are aligned with both the KS1 and KS2 curriculum:
Hour of Code: https://code.org/learn
Barefoot Computing: https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning
STEM Computing: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-computing-resources
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn (KS1) and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f (KS2)
Times Tables Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Education City: https://www.educationcity.com/
For useful Online Safety advice, please see our dedicate pages (for parents and children) here: