Computing Long Term Plan

The Oaks Primary School

Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching Computing at The Oaks, we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.

At The Oaks, it is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

At The Oaks, Computing is taught so that children have a weekly lesson with access to the suite or a Chromebook from the trolley. This is where computing skills are taught. There is also availability to use the devices and book them out to aid delivery of wider curriculum lessons.

Within the lessons, children are taught units which span four particular threads. These are ‘digital literacy, citizenship, coding and computer science.

This long term plan has used units to ensure coverage of the threads for The Oaks primary school Ipswich. We want children to understand how to use ICT safely and responsibly as well as how computers are part of a linked network. We want them to be confident users of technologies and know how a variety of programmes work.

Our teachers are provided with a Long Term Plan which details the units of work they need to teach in each year group. These units are progressive and the Long Term Plan provides recaps as well as key learning opportunities for the planning of lessons. The teachers are signposted to schemes of work including The Switched On Curriculum (for online safety), units of work from Keychain Education (especially the computing networks lessons) and Discovery Education (for coding lessons).

For further information please contact FAO Mrs Goudy.