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At Emley First School our intent is to embed computing in as many learning opportunities as possible, providing our pupils with concrete experiences. Pupils will become confident and independent learners through stimulating and challenging experiences as they continue to develop their love for learning. We want our pupils to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We aim to ensure that pupils are able to develop their skills and understanding both for the present and the future. In this ever-changing digital world, we believe that our pupils should be aware of the risks and benefits of the internet, and know how to stay safe. To prepare our children, we underpin all learning with an interleaved approach to Online Safety, with a strong focus on creating a good digital footprint.

At Emley First School, using Kapow, we deliver a clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning facilitates progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Through comprehensive progression, knowledge and skills are built upon year on year to deepen and challenge our pupils. Children have access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge (computers, iPads, bee bots, programmable equipment), and the software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications. Online Safety underpins all aspects of Computing at Emley and it is taught regularly. Online Safety procedures are shared with all stakeholders and children are taught about key and current safety issues, and how to support good practice in enabling them to keep themselves safe online.

When children leave Emley First School they will be confident and competent users of modern technologies, with an understanding of how best to make decisions on keeping themselves safe online. Pupils will be able to reflect on and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well-being. Through the delivery of every element of the Computing Curriculum, children will leave Emley First School able to express themselves and be creative in using digital media. They will be equipped to apply their skills in Computing to different challenges in the next stage of education and beyond.

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