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Computing

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In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and be equipped to take their place in the world. We want to give our children the opportunity to gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.

 

Our school aims to give children the key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). The objectives within each strand are revisited throughout each year to support the development of secure learning and knowledge across the key stages. This, along with a deep understanding of the rich vocabulary of this subject, ensures a solid grounding for future learning and beyond, equipping our pupils to use information technology to create programs, understand systems and apply skills in a range of contexts.

 

By reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we will develop our understanding of the role of computing in modern life and the inequalities which can exist in access to technology. The theme of keeping safe when using technology (e-safety) runs as a thread through all the units taught and is also covered in our PHSE curriculum.

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