The use and integration of technology has never been more prominent and the need to equip our pupils with the skills to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and learn using digital tools and technologies is pressingly important.
At RFPS we want our pupils to thrive as digital citizens and be prepared for their future, being confident and competent across a range of technologies and software.
We believe in helping engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
At RFPS we have chosen to use the iCompute scheme of learning to support staff in the teaching of Computing to our pupils. We have chosen this scheme because it fits into our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. It has a clear progression of skills across the year groups enabling pupils to explore in depth computational ideas and concepts. It carefully allows staff to make choices about use of software to build on past knowledge and prior skills.