"Alan Turing gave us a mathematical model of digital computing that has completely withstood the test of time. He gave us a very, very clear description that was truly prophetic." - George Dyson
In our ever developing technological world, we know that Computing is an essential life skill for community members. Therefore, we strive to develop knowledge and skills which will equip children to be able to communicate with the wider community safely, to understand the communication systems which are in use, and have greater knowledge of software which may be used in a future work place.
Our curriculum is built around the three main learning strands of Computer Science, Infomation Technology and Digital Literacy.
Computer Science is an essential part of a digital and mechanical world. As well as learning how digital systems work, the children learn 'coding' to program screen sprites or hardware to follow a set of instructions correctly. We strive to check our programs and persevere, if they fail, to 'debug' them. Skills of coding build through the school from simple commands in the beginning to complex sets of intructions in the later years.
Information Technology is the application part of the curriculum where children use their computer science knowledge to create systems and content.
Digital Literacy is the area of the curriculum where children learn to evaluate the technology that they use and make safe choices when using the internet. They are taught to respect others online and keep themselves safe. Lessons in E-Awareness are taught every term to remind the children of how to behave safely online.
Computing is an essential part of our lives and therefore we appreciate the importance of the skills the children will develop. Through our new computer suite, and hardware based in each key stage, we endeavour to produce high quality lessons which will equip the children with the life skills needed to comminuicate effectively and confidently in our ever widening digital global community.
To find out more please see our school's vision for Computing and whole school progression documents below.