Technology is a common part of modern life, within the workplace and at home. Children need to be taught how to use and relate to technology. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use logical thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
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 to show their learning in other subjects too.
We have based our Computing curriculum of the four strands of substantive knowledge:
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.
Children are taught the necessary skills in order to recognise potential dangers when online and how to stay safe within social media and the online community. They are taught who they can approach and how to report issues and websites with concerns.
There are opportunities to use computing across the whole curriculum, with staff modelling and implementing technology daily within lessons and around the school community. Children are encouraged to participate and comment on the use of technology within lessons.
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