Plaistow Hill Primary and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

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  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
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  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
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Computing Curriculum Overview


Intent: Why Do We Teach This?

The computing curriculum at our school, using the Kapow Primary scheme, is designed to equip KS1 and KS2 pupils with essential digital skills. Here's why we teach what we teach:

  • Comprehensive Skills Coverage: Aligned with National Curriculum targets, our curriculum covers digital literacy, online safety, computational thinking, computers and hardware, cross-curricular application, and coding.
  • Digital Literacy: Ensures pupils can effectively navigate and utilize digital tools.
  • Online Safety: Prioritizes teaching safe practices for online navigation and interaction.
  • Computational Thinking: Develops logical and problem-solving abilities through structured learning.
  • Understanding Computers: Provides knowledge about computers and their hardware components.
  • Cross-Curricular Application: Integrates computing skills across subjects for enhanced learning.
  • Coding Proficiency: Empowers pupils to create and innovate through programming.


Implementation: What Do We Teach and When?

Our approach to teaching computing follows these principles:

  • Structured Curriculum: Utilizing the Kapow Primary framework for systematic skill development.
  • Hands-On Learning: Emphasizing practical activities to reinforce theoretical understanding.
  • Adaptability: Teachers can adapt resources to suit classroom contexts and pupil needs.
  • Real-World Relevance: Projects and activities reflect practical applications of computing skills.

Core Aim for All Pupils

The Kapow Primary Computing scheme aims to achieve the following:

  • Enjoyment and Engagement: Instils enjoyment in using technology and fosters curiosity.
  • Appreciation of Technology: Develops an understanding of technology's capabilities and opportunities.
  • Confidence with Technology: Encourages experimentation with software and programs to build confidence.
  • Preparation for Future: Equips pupils with essential digital competence and transferable skills.
  • Responsible Digital Citizenship: Teaches responsible online behaviour and ethical use of technology.


Impact. Measuring Progress

Assessment in Computing focuses on:

  • Skills Development: Tracks progress in digital literacy, computational thinking, and coding.
  • Online Safety: Assesses understanding of safe online practices.
  • Project Outcomes: Evaluates outcomes of practical computing projects.
  • Feedback: Provides feedback to guide pupils in improving their skills and understanding.

By integrating computing into our curriculum, we prepare pupils to thrive as digital citizens in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape.