Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment

Computing:  Statement of Intent


Information Technology

Digital Literacy

Computer Science


Purpose of Study:

At Lexden, our computing is part of a high-quality education, which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the word. Computing   has   deep   links   with mathematics, science,  and  design  and  technology,  and feeds into the school’s core values, community, courage, commitment and curiosity. 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. Building 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 suitable level for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


Who is a Lexden Computer Scientist?

The Lexden Computer Scientist is a responsible, competent, confident and creative user of a variety of hardware and software. They can analyse and solve problems and use this when working with programs and  algorithms.  They  understand  how  the  internet  works and  are  discerning  about  search  results.  The Lexden Computer Scientist can  apply  their digital literacy skills to create, save and retrieve content across a number of technologies. They can make connections with other areas of learning and understand the importance of technology in the wider world.


Key elements to our Computing Curriculum:

Objectives across  all  strands  of  computing  revisited  and  embedded  within  and across year groups and key stages to ensure cumulative fluency;

Pupils make  connections  between  and  across  curriculum  areas  and  apply  this understanding to a range of purposeful, engaging and practical contexts;

Development of critical thinking  and  problem-solving  skills  helps  to  develop pupils’ character.

All children have the opportunity to achieve, no matter their background or circumstances