Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing, we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. As well as having the knowledge to enable them to stay safe online beyond the school environment, making informed and safe decisions about the information they share and how they conduct themselves in a digital world.
It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.
We aim to prepare out children for a world where the jobs they will be going into are technology rich and not yet even conceived.
Our computing curriculum is taught using the support of Purple Mash and covers all areas of the National Curriculum. It is also supported and implemented across the curriculum through the use of a wide range of apps that enrich the curriculum, as well as providing all children with access to the curriculum.
Computing has a high profile at our school. Our children are confident using a wide range of apps and tools and are independent learners, who value online safety. They have a sound knowledge of online safety and explain with confidence how to keep themselves safe and what to do if they find themselves in a situation they are not comfortable with online.
Our children’s skills continue to grow and they support each other in their learning. They are independent learners who enjoy learning new skills and rise to new challenges, drawing on previous learning and skills.