Computing prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.
Pupils are taught to:
- Explore technology and learn to use it confidently and with purpose to achieve specific outcomes as well as supporting their work in other subjects.
- Become familiar with hardware and software.
- Understand the concepts behind computer programming.
- Develop their skills to create simple programmes on physical and simulated hardware/software.
- Develop their research skills and decide what information is appropriate for their work.
- Question the plausibility and quality of information.
- Amend their work and present it in a way that suits its audience.
The school is equipped with two computer suites (One in KS1 and one in KS2) and computers attached to classrooms. Access to the Internet is filtered and is always supervised to ensure sound educational usage. Every classroom now has an Interactive Whiteboard and wireless internet connection.
More details on the 2014 Computing National Curriculum can be found here.