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Computing

At Ravensthorpe Junior School, we believe that Computing is fundamental in developing our children for their future. Following on from KS1, our pupils have the opportunity to build upon their computing skills each year, refining and expanding their computational thinking. We focus on the three computing stands: information technology, digital literacy and computer science. To develop their digital literacy, our pupils learn how to be responsible online, enabling them to make safe decisions when using technology. Linking to RHE, we participate in Safer Internet Day which develops the children’s knowledge of staying safe while enjoying the benefits of the internet. In every year group, each child has the opportunity to learn how to code using Lego WeDo equipment where they read, create, edit and debug algorithms to make an exciting and purposeful end product. In terms of information technology, our pupils have the opportunity to use a range of computer programmes (Word, Publisher, Excel and Paint) to create work which showcases their progressive computing ability. Throughout our school, Computing has cross-curricular links with other subjects and our children use technology to enhance their understanding of other curriculum areas. 

Computing Progression Map

What will my child learn in Computing in each year group and how does that develop from their work in KS1?