Computing Curriculum Statement
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. (NC2014)
pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Taught in discrete lessons as well as through cross curricular themes, children will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content as well as how to stay safe and express themselves effectively in the digital world.
This meets the objectives set out in the DFE’s Education for a Connect World Framework, which equips children for life in the digital world, including developing their understanding of appropriate online behaviour, copyright issues, being discerning consumers of online information and developing a healthy use of technology.
facilitate digital learning opportunities which allow children to develop a range of transferable skills at a suitable level for their future workplace whether this be real or online.
CYCLICAL as pupils return to the same substantive knowledge and disciplinary skills repeatedly with increasing complexity throughout the Key Stages. It focuses on: INCREASING DEPTH through repetition and cross-curricular links, allowing children to make connections and apply their digital literacy skills to other areas of their learning. We also emphasize PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: returning to, substantive knowledge and disciplinary regularly, so pupils can build upon previous foundations, rather than starting again. All lessons are based on one of five strands: computing systems and networks, programming, creating media, data handling and online safety with some lessons combining different more than one strand.
Put simply, pupils will leave school equipped with a range of computing and digital literacy skills to enable them encounter new technology with confidence.
The impact of our Computing curriculum is that a