Computers are now part of everyday life, while technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. The subject of computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.
‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world. Our computing curriculum has been developed to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. They will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
We have strong commitment to the teaching of computing in which we aim to develop every child’s confidence and competence in the subject. A computer suite is used by classes across the school and this provides an environment where the specific skills can be taught. There are sufficient computers in the suite to ensure every child in the class can work individually.
Interactive screens and whiteboards with access to the internet are also available in all classes, making the use of ICT possible in all subjects. Computers are heavily used to support work across the curriculum and we also have a suite of mobile laptops and iPads for daily use. The school follows a scheme of work that ensures pupils receive clear and structured learning that builds on their previous experiences.