Our computing curriculum ensures a high-quality computing education in order to prepare children for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Appropriate knowledge and understanding of Information technology are of increasing importance for children’s future both in a future career and at home.
We focus on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science and information technology to ensure that children become competent in using and understanding technology. We recognise the critical importance of children understanding how to keep themselves and others safe online.
We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.
The national curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.