A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
We aim to be a school where pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Pupils will learn skills through both hand-on and theoretical work with computers, iPads, control devices such as data loggers and in the classroom working on offline tasks. Children can expect to receive around around 18 hours per year of Computing lessons during Key Stage One and 12 hours per year in Key Stage Two as Modern Foreign Languages are introduced to the curriculum.
We have developed our topics and progression in learning in line with the statutory elements of the National Curriculum.