Our computing curriculum aims to ensure our children are comfortable with using technology and enthusiastic not fearful of new technology in our fast -changing world. We wish our children to be digitally literate, confident, experimental and respectful users of technology and are mindful of the accessibility issues that technology can provide for some of our children.
We aim to develop positive attitudes through embedding computing within a creative curriculum as well as teaching it discretely. We have high expectations of the children and our curriculum which builds knowledge, skills and vocabulary across all years.
Our children will be taught to keep themselves safe online and we aim to prevent issues through education and building awareness.
In Computing, we implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. In developing our well-planned curriculum, teachers were supported in implementing it by a package of high-quality CPD with a specialist teacher.
Our Computing Curriculum has three strands: Computer Science, Digital Literacy and ESafety, and children develop their knowledge and skills in these areas. Alongside these we have identified progressive ‘functional skills’ which need to be kept ‘on the boil’ to allow children to be fluent users of technology.
Our children develop research, investigational and many other cross-curricular skills. The computing curriculum is a fun, exciting subject, where children learn to use a range of programs, thinking skills and a wide variety of new equipment.
Our curriculum is delivered through highly effective ‘quality first teaching’. Children have dedicated computing lessons and are taught computing skills across other curriculum areas.
Our Christian values alongside our school mission statements ‘Dare. Discover. Do.’ are at the heart of a curriculum where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.
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