Computing

INTENT 

Our computing curriculum intends to:-

  • Teach children how to use technology for a range of purposes confidently and independently.
  • Ensure that children know how to use technology safely and how to report inappropriate content and use.
  • Enable children to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Able to apply information technology in other subjects and in the future perform in a workplace as active participants in a digital world.

All children will be taught the skills and knowledge of Computing as outlined in the programmes of study in the National Curriculum for Computing.

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with maths, science and design and technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial worlds.

The core of Computing is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Computing

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