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Using Technology in the Wider World

Intent: Computing – Using technology in the wider world    


Our school aims:

Through our Christian values, we aim for:

  • Happy, kind individuals;
  • Opportunities for all;
  • Love of learning for life;
  • Motivated children who can thrive and succeed; 
  • Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
  • Resilient, respectful and responsible children.


The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.”
KS1: “Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school”
KS2: “Use search portals effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.”


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will use the technology available to produce a piece of work related to the appropriate curriculum strand.
This may be in the form of a research paper or in a less formal project using a range of appropriate technology and software to produce a finished piece of work.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
In the context of using search technology and the retrieval of digital context, children will be able to explain how technology is used in different environments, such as their immediate experiences and later on in the wider world.

They will be able to select technology appropriate for the purposes, and talk about how technology is used in different professions, different ways and the impact on globalisation, and how it will help in the future.

What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: What technology do you have at school? What could you use a tablet for?
⇒ KS1: Can you think of any jobs where using a search engine would be useful? How could you use technology to help in in daily life or specific situations?
⇒ KS2: How could you use technology to help find out about our topic? What are the risks of malware, and how could you prepare and mitigate for it?


Cultural Capital 

  • In the context of using search technology and retrieval of digital content, children may be able to describe a range of uses of technology in both a professional and personal capacity.
  • They may be able to describe the history of technological advancement, and the impact that has had on a social and economic level.
  • Children may be able to demonstrate some understanding of the impact of technology on globalisation, and the life chances offered through proficiency in computing.


British Values: 
⇒ Individual liberty 
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs