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Computing

At Manor Beach Primary School, we recognise that technology is an integral part of life and will continue to be so as our pupils grow up.  We appreciate that our pupils experiences and access to technology varies widely across the school. We aim to equip every child to confidently use all forms of technology as well as developing a solid understanding of how computers work. At Manor Beacg, our vision for the computing curriculum is to equip children with the knowledge and skills necessary to fully participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Furthermore, we aim to develop children’s perception of technology as a tool for learning, innovation and discovery. Computers are changing the lives of everyone and we aim to offer our children a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares them to use ‘computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world’. Our intention is to provide opportunities for Manor Beach children to go on to be creators and not just consumers of technology. Our curriculum aims to embed technology throughout all subjects and allow every pupil hands-on experience of a variety of hardware and software. Children have the opportunity to use technology to enhance their learning in all subjects as well as learn Computer Science discreetly.  

Ultimately, children should leave Manor Beach as confident, able and responsible Digital Citizens. 

The Manor Beach Computing Curriculum 

The new Computing Curriculum is divided into three broad areas; Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology.

Here at Manor Beach, we have adapted the Teach Computing curriculum. 

Online Safety is a key safeguarding issue and making sure that our children are Digitally Literate and understand how to use technology responsibly and safely is of paramount importance to us. Project Evolve, adapted from the DfEs Education for a Connected World, underpins our Computing curriculum and is an integral part of whole school e-safety approach. Additional aspects such as Digital well-being, digital footprints and learning how to navigate a digital world in an age of social media are also taught through PSHE. 

Curriculum Overview