Computing

Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing we aim to equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where technology is used frequently in every day life.

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way. Children will learn how to keep themselves safe on the internet and behave in a safe and respectable way.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. 

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

 

We recently took part in Safer Internet Day. We learnt a number of different ways to stay safe. We took all of our key information and converted this into an eye-catching poster about staying safe. A selection of these are attached below:

 

 

 

 

 

Computing Skills Overview

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