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Computing

We aim for our children to be confident, competent and discerning users of digital technology which will prepare them for participation in a rapidly changing world.

We encourage children to develop initiative, independent learning skills and celebrate success.

Our children have opportunities to gain rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.

Computing Curriculum

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.
    • In line with Naace and ‘Computing at School’ guidance, we have divided the curriculum into three core areas:
      • Computer Science (CS) – “[children] are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming”.
      • Information Technology (IT) – building on their knowledge and understanding of Computer Science, pupils are “equipped to create programs, systems and a range of content”.
      • Digital Literacy (DL) – providing children with the ability to “use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a suitable level for the future workplace and active participants in a digital world”.    Computer Science
      • Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
      • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions create and debug simple programs
      • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
      • Information Technology
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Digital Literacy
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.