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Bush Hill Park Primary School Computing Curriculum is unique. It has been designed to give all our pupils, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed at school and beyond.  

At Bush Hill Park Primary School, we aim to:

  • Provide a broad, balanced, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils.

  • Develop pupil’s computational thinking skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

  • Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for Computing at Key Stage 1 and 2

  • To respond to new developments in technology

  • To equip pupils with the confidence and skills to use digital tools and technologies throughout their lives.

  • To enhance and enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum using IT and computing.

  • To develop the understanding of how to use computers and digital tools safely and responsibly

Curriculum Provisions (Inc. foundation stage)

Computing is an important part of the school curriculum because of its widespread use and impact on modern life. Replacing ICT, the Computing curriculum is centered around: creating, designing, communicating and evaluating using IT, together with a deeper, more embedded focus on computational problem-solving and design. As a result, children’s learning is more relevant and engaging that is has even been.

In order to ensure that valuable areas of experience are covered as instructed in the National Curriculum, we have created a bespoke scheme of work, which comprehensively covers a wide variety of ‘real-life’ contexts, focusing on developing IT skills in a range of applications. This scheme of work extends from reception to year six with the intention that learners will develop a progression of key skills. These include: Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Online Safety.

Practicalities of Computer Science

We provide separate Computing lessons for children in Reception and Years 1 to 6 lasting 45-60 minutes. These sessions are supported by classroom Teaching Assistants and 1:1 Learning Support Assistants (where necessary).  In these sessions, children in Key Stage 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to work individually, in pairs and/or in small groups, and will experience the frequent use of PCs, Tablets and Laptops in the Media Suite. Children in Reception will work at least 20% in their own classrooms and 80% in the Media Suite.