Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At St. Andrew’s Primary School, we will provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing.
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” Stephen Hawking
Why Computing is so important…
As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle, we believe that it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. At St. Andrew’s Primary School, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. The children revisit these strands repeatedly throughout their school journey to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
How we will deliver computing…
Using the scheme of work developed by the National College for Computing in Education as a basis, we will:
- Plan lessons that excite and engage the children in their learning, allowing them to flourish;
- Equip the children with the skills to confidently use IT software and hardware;
- Teach the children to be responsible and respectful when using their own or other’s data or information;
- Provide high quality software and hardware to facilitate and enhance the children’s learning experiences;
- Encourage the children to think critically, thus becoming problem solvers;
- Plan lessons that allow children to be individual and creativity to flourish.