‘We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world’ – David Warlick
At Boundary, we believe that computing is a subject that not only stands alone but is also an integral part of all learning. Computing is taught explicitly across 3 half terms in each year group, within these lessons transferable skills are taught and used. Boundary provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Our computing curriculum is split into 4 key concepts; Multimedia, Online Safety, Programming & Algorithms and Using & Applying.
In school we have a range of ICT equipment to support and enhance our learning such as Chromebooks, iPads and BeeBots.
For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of Computing at Boundary, please click the boxes below.
- Computing to be incorporated across the whole curriculum.
- Equips the children with computational thinking.
- Equips the children with creativity to understand and change the world.
- Develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding to equip them into adult life.
- Understand and apply concepts of logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Analyse and solve problems through computer programming.
- Evaluate and apply IT analytically to solve problems.
- Communicate ideas by utilising appliance and devices.
- Computing split into 4 key concepts to support long-term and working memory.
- 4 key concepts broken down into milestones for specific year groups to learn.
- EYFS have their own computing curriculum linked to EYFS framework.
- Cross-curricular linked to motive pupils and support them to make connections.
- Taught to use technology safety, respectfully and responsibly.
- Children will be digitally literate to join the world on its digital platform.
- Equipped with a large range of skills from research methods, creative tools and critical thinking.
- Children will have building blocks to be able to pursue wide range of interests and vocations.
- Children fully understand the consequences of using the internet.
- Children have a full awareness of how to keep themselves safe online.
Computing Curriculum At a Glance
Boundary's Online Safety Information
In history we have been looking at how toys have changed over time. This week we invited out parents in to share their childhood memories of the toys they used to play with. We enjoyed looking at all the old toys such as pickup sticks, tiddly winks and a jack in the...
Today is Safer Internet Day, where we look at the importance of staying safe online. We recapped what we already know on how to keep safe online: Don't share personal information Report cyber bulling by using the CEOP button and telling a trusted adult Ask for...
As part of our Safer Internet Day Year 2 joined the #Freetobe campaign, we discussed some very important questions such as; how we could be free to ourselves, free to play, free to be kind, free to be safe and free to talk. Children worked in groups and came up with...
Today we continued our work on spreadsheets in Computing. We were taught how to create a table in Google Sheets and write in spelling results for 15 children over a six week period. With all the data put into the table, we were then shown how to use the SUM function...
Year three have began their computing journey. Children have been using Microsoft Chromebooks to learn how to use different programmes. We have been discussing key principle on how to type, log on and keep safe using the internet. Children have been learning how to...
Year 5 have been learning about the Christmas story and its importance in Christianity. We created story boards, including pictures, and then used our computing skills to create Google Slides presentations.