“It is our intent at Rushey Green Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in computing which provides access to an ever changing and expanding digital world.”


 

At Rushey Green Primary School Computing is taught through the Purple Mash programme of study (a link to this can be found below).

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rushey-se6
 

Through the use of a wide range of technologies children develop their understanding of:

  • computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work)

  • information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) 

  • digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully)

 

The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond. 

As part of our whole school curriculum approach, Computing and the use of technology is embedded throughout many subjects to enhance children's experience. 

Children have access to a fully equipped computer suite, chrome books and ipads. We enhance our curriculum through the use of ICT.

 

 

Here are some examples of work children have completed using Google for Education. 

Please see our Online Safety page, for further information on this area and how you can support your child at home, by clicking here.

 

 

Rushey Green Computing Statement of Intent
 

In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which enables children to leave Rushey Green confident and digitally literate. It is our intent at Rushey Green Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in computing which provides access to an ever changing and expanding digital world. We wish to develop a love of computing and provide children with the ability to enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding through different types of media whilst keeping safety at the forefront of their minds. We believe that this will give our children the tools they need to succeed in a digital world.

 

By the time they leave Rushey Green Primary School, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum:

  • computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), 

  • information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) 

  • digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).

 

 

Key Stage 1 outcomes: 

  • Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions. 

  • Write and test simple programs. 

  • Organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats. 

  • Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private, and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

 

Key stage 2 outcome

  • Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. 

  • Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs. 

  • Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs. Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the worldwide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. 

  • Describe how Internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely. 

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information