Our computing curriculum equips pupils to understand and relate to our hi-tech world through developing logical thinking, technical expertise and creativity. Computing is structured around three strands.
- Computer Science: pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, and how digital systems work.
- IT: pupils are taught to create programs and systems and to use a range of media.
- Digital Literacy: pupils develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Keystage One, our pupils are taught to:
- understand what algorithms are
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- use technology safely and respectfully and know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
At Keystage Two, our pupils are taught to:
- design, write and debug programs and solve problems by breaking them down into smaller parts
- use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs
- use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
- understand computer networks, including the internet
- use search technologies effectively and discerningly to evaluate content
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly and know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour
- select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices