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Computing Statement of Intent

At Simms Cross Primary School, we believe that Computing and the use of ICT is central to the education of all children. We aim to give each pupil the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks. Pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT, with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources. With the knowledge that Computing and ICT will undoubtedly continue to form a major part in the children’s life at home, in further education and places of work, we ensure the Computing and ICT experiences and abilities that the children are equipped with at Simms Cross, are effective and transferrable life skills. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate.

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the changing world. Computing has a number of deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Buildings on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


Its been a pleasure to meet @SimmsCrossYear4 this morning, discuss what coding they have done and talk about our coding and gaming going forward #SimmsCrossComputing

Its been a pleasure to meet @SimmsCrossYear4 this morning, discuss what coding they have done and talk about our coding and gaming going forward #SimmsCrossComputing

This morning @SimmsCrossYear2 have been coding through pictures, after we have discussed clear intructions and ordering them #SimmsCrossComputing

This morning in Year 1 and Year 1/2 children have been looking at creating music using Isle of Tune. Children created different towns and added trees, houses and lamposts. @SimmsCrossY1_2 @SimmsCrossYear1 #SimmsCrossComputing

I just found this. It builds on what Y6 were working on yesterday. Have a read and ask your children about what they know - they're very knowledgeable!

This morning @SimmsCrossYear3 we have discussed our algorithms, made predictions and then coded then to see if we are correct #SimmsCrossComputing

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