The intent of our Computing curriculum is to equip our Children with a robust, high quality curriculum which teaches the children skills providing them with the skills to use Computational Thinking and creativity to change the world. We are also aware that we need to provide a computing curriculum which prepares children for jobs in the technological world which currently do not exist. Our computing Curriculum has strong links with Maths, Science and Design Technology, as well as all areas of the Curriculum.
Through the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Key Stage One Curriculum, we aim for the children to be taught the principles of Computing, so that they understand how digital systems work and use this knowledge for Programing. The aim is for children to become computer literate , so they can use, develop their ideas using a range of resources and participate in a variety of activities to be active participants in the digital world.
Computing and the teaching of technology is integrated across the whole curriculum and we have a strong emphasis on Online Safety, ensuring that children become safe, responsible, confident and compliant users of technology. We follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for Nursery and Reception and the 2014 National Curriculum objectives for Key Stage One, ensuring a clear progression of skills.
“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world…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.” National Curriculum 2014