Computing expands horizons by shrinking worlds.
— David Brown, Chairman, Motorola Ltd
This is a new age of discovery, and computing is the gateway.
— Douglas Adams, Author
You can email through your TV, surf the internet on your mobile phone, even do the weekly shop from the comfort of your own home via your PC; modern technology is changing the way we live and work. Our children need to learn how to manage it all – to get hold of information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs. Crucially, they also learn how to use computers as a tool for learning and creativity.
Whether they are working in our well-equipped computer suite, at a computer in the classroom, or using a lap-top, children learn how to safely navigate the internet and communicate through emails, develop digital photography skills, use sound and video recording equipment and access a wide variety of software. Interactive whiteboards throughout the school, along with a range of equipment and software, ensure that ICT can be used as a learning tool throughout the curriculum whether it be data handling, controlling computer-operated devices or making a film.
We aspire for our children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We hope to develop a culture where the use of ICT becomes second nature to our pupils, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances in their futures.
Through our computing curriculum, we aim for our pupils to:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Click here to see the National Curriculum Computing Programmes of Study: Key Stages 1 and 2.
Click here to see our yearly Computing Overview.