We aim to stretch pupils’ understanding of technology and foster confidence in approaching new technology. This is an essential preparation for their digital future when they will need to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world!
In addition to weekly computing lessons, computers are used as tools to enhance and facilitate learning across all subjects. Our trolleys of Apple MacBooks and iPads are brilliant for researching and recording learning in many different ways. This includes children developing the skills to create music, movies and podcasts.
The computing curriculum broadly follows the National Curriculum in England and is designed to enable our children to use technology effectively in order to solve problems. We explore and create algorithms, designing programs and fixing bugs to accomplish specific goals. We learn about computer networks, including the internet - how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. We select, use and combine a variety of software to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. And at all times, we use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and knowing how to report concerns.
Curriculum computing is enhanced by opportunities to participate in lunchtime and after school activities which may focus on specific types of computing such as coding or robotics.