Computing

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.