Our computing curriculum is accessible to all and maximises the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in the skills of Computing. We want our children to know more, remember more and understand more so that they leave our school as confident, creative and independent computer users with the necessary skills for the next stage in their education.
The key intentions for our computing curriculum are to:
• build a computing curriculum that develops pupil’s learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them;
• design a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum so that children can reach and exceed their potential in the key strands of information technology, computer science and digital literacy;
• build a computing curriculum that prepares pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital society;
• prepare pupils for the challenges posed by digital systems in a modern society.
Our approach to the curriculum results in fun, engaging, and high-quality computing lessons. The children will leave equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but importantly – to use technology safely. The biggest impact we want on our children is that they understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online. As children become more confident in their abilities in Computing, they will become more independent and key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation will become second nature.