Technology is all around us and rapidly developing. We need to prepare our children for a digital world that we do not yet know exists. Our children need the skills, knowledge and confidence to adapt to new technological opportunities as they arise, whilst keeping themselves safe online.
The Computing Curriculum consists of 3 main areas:
Computer Science - teaches how digital systems work, the principles of computational thinking and how to use programming software and creating simple algorithms. It embodies logic, perseverance and problem solving. Therefore we equip all children with specific problem solving and evaluative skills required to sequence instructions to generate an outcome.
Information Technology - is about using a range of equipment e.g. iPads, Interactive Whiteboard, laptops to store, send and retrieve information.
Digital Literacy - is about the ability to use technology safely and responsibly to express themselves, communicate with others and develop their ideas.
We provide children with the opportunity to explore a variety of different computer programmes through a structured and progressive approach. The school's own Scheme of Work is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the KS 1 National Curriculum and is reviewed regularly. It is ambitious and sequential. Our Computing Curriculum is taught either through discrete lessons or through cross curricular links. We also implement our Remote Learning Strategy through Google Classroom to share the children's learning with Parents/Carers. We regularly plan e-Safety theme days through the year to firmly embed key online safety messages whilst communicating with parents as much as possible.
Children are taught how to keep safe online in this ever changing digital world and the steps to take if problems or worries arise. They will have learned about the benefits that technology has to offer and how to use to create a range of digital content.