Why We Study Computing
With the increasing reliance on technology in the ever-changing world, it is crucial to provide children with key life skills to help them on their journey through their education and into adulthood. A high-quality computing education develops conceptual thinking and creativity. Additionally, deep connections with Mathematics, Science and Design and Technology promote logic and analytical skills to allow problem solving. Computing enables pupils to build knowledge and understand how digital systems work, and how they can be used to their full potential which provides a platform to ensure productive use all future technologies. Children become digitally literate and familiar with technology allowing them to express themselves confidently in a creative and safe manner.
How We Teach Computing
Computing is taught in discrete sessions to ensure focus on acquiring key skills and knowledge using an approach best suited to each individual learning point. Whenever possible, skills lessons are practical to ensure the development and refinement of precise skills and techniques.
We aim to give children cross-curricular opportunities to extend their learning and apply it to real world scenarios.
What Is Special About Computing In Our School
We use a variety of computing resources and applications to allow wider opportunities for technology to be used. This ensures that the advantages of specific resources can be maximised, ensuring familiarity and experience to boost opportunities in the future.
In addition, the number of devices in school allows the children independence to practise key life skills.
The most important focus is to safeguard the children whilst using technology, which is reinforced through using collaborative, interactive tools.