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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