It is important as a society and a school that we recognise the importance and prevalence of technology in the world around us. It is crucial for children to develop their computing knowledge and skills so they can understand and participate in our increasingly digital world. At Bishop Wilson, we aim to provide all pupils with a solid foundation of knowledge with which they will be competent and confident when using a range of technology and experiences that balance all aspects of computing. By the time they leave Bishop Wilson, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). The objectives within each strand support the progressive development and learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid ground for future learning and beyond.
Teachers at Bishop Wilson use Kapow Primary to plan and deliver high quality Computing lessons to pupils, starting in the EYFS through to Year 6. Kapow's Curriculum has been designed as a spiral curriculum with the following key principles in mind:
• cyclical: pupils revisit the key areas throughout KS1 and KS2.
• increasing depth: each time a key area is revisited, it is taught with greater complexity.
• prior knowledge: upon returning to each key area, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build on previous foundations, rather than starting again.
Kapow's scheme of work, which Bishop Wilson will be using, fulfils the statutory requirements outlined in the National Curriculum (2014). The NC Programme of Study for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils: