Our purpose is to embed a key understanding of how to keep themselves safe online, for children to have the skills and confidence to be able to use computers effectively in their lives, and for them to develop their knowledge and understanding of computer programs and computer systems.
Our aims for Computing link closely to our wider Curriculum Intent – see the table below.
Computing skills stated in the National Curriculum 2014.
Keeping themselves and others safe online and understand how to interact with others online.
Understanding how and when to use information technology for a purpose.
Use algorithms and pieces of code.
Modify algorithms and pieces of code to serve a specific purpose
Create algorithms to aid with tasks that we are faced in everyday life
IT skills are taught discretely throughout the curriculum, and staff demonstrate the safe and sensible use of computer systems, but our approach is to integrate IT into all lessons: the use of laptops and other hardware such as cameras and iPads is as much part of our learning tools as pencils and pens. Subject specific software, from one-off programmes to learning platforms, support teaching and learning across all years.
National Curriculum Computing Programmes of Study: