Our computing curriculum teaches children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary to use information in an effective way. We want children to leave primary school computer literate. 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 computing curriculum aims to develop children’s learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them that ensures 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. The curriculum includes a strong emphasis on safety, preparing children to live safely in an increasingly digital British society; children learn to evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
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
Computing Lead: Mrs Harriott
Our pupils use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular e-safety activities and focused lessons to educate pupils on the importance of keeping themselves safe online and what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.
At home, we know it is increasingly difficult to supervise children whilst they are using the internet; it is therefore important that the appropriate parental controls are set through your internet service provider (ISP). Click on the link below to watch a video about how to do this with the main ISPs: