The rationale for our computing curriculum is to equip our children with the knowledge of current and future technologies and prepare the children for their future in the world of work. In a rapidly changing world, we feel it is important that the children are aware of new advances in technology and ways in which the curriculum will prepare them to be active participants in a digital world.
We believe that through high quality teaching in computing, our children will have the knowledge they need to be creative and use technology in ways to positively change the world around them. There are 3 strands to our computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology. These 3 strands are taught progressively throughout the year groups with the intention of providing children with key skills that they can build on in their future education.
The children have opportunities to see how technology is used throughout the world and how they can get involved. Along with an understanding of the technology that is available, we also focus on problem solving which is key to computing. We believe that by enabling children to problem solve successfully, they become increasingly resilient and able to self-reflect.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
How the subject is taught.
Computing is taught through a topic-based approach in two cycles covering Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital literacy. E-safety is taught through fortnightly Driver sessions. There is clear progression over all key stages.
If you walk into a lesson you will see.
If you would like any further information regarding Computing, please contact Miss Susan Housley.