At our school, we understand the importance in preparing pupils for being active participates in an ever increasing digital world, whereby information and communication technology is being used by humans to support solving a widening range of problems.
We understand the importance of developing individuals through a curriculum that is based on the expectations in the National Curriculum, which is progressive and provides opportunities to revisit and revise learning. This fully equips pupils for their later learning in Key Stage 3 and 4 and ultimately later life.
The computing curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the National Curriculum aims and the school’s underpinning principles of computing. These underpinning principles are:
- use technology, such as application software e.g. word processing and graphics software to effectively communicate information and ideas;
- develop computational thinking to support understanding of computer science;
- develop responsible and safe approaches to using technology;
- expose pupils to a wide variety of technology to develop their digital fluency;
- provide opportunities to think and express themselves creatively;
- apply knowledge into a wide variety of contexts, both in school and outside.
The curriculum has been organised into 6 clearly defined learning journeys, that have been sequenced specifically to build on prior learning, both across the school and within individual year groups. These learning journeys are: E-Safety, Digital Fluency, Programming, Networking, Multimedia and Data Processing.