In our school, our computing curriculum enables children to become safe, independent and creative users of technology so that they are prepared for the future in a digital world.
The National Curriculum (2013) states:
"A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
Every child has access to an online software programme called 'Purple Mash'. The children use this in school to create animation, stories, posters, leaflets, 3D nets for objects, environments and much more! Children's log in details have been sent home for Key Stage One. The link to Purple Mash is on our home page.
Some Year 2 children took part in an after school computing club and the children have been developed their skills in coding and writing algorithms. They had to write a program to make a rocket take a journey around space. Take a look at one of our super algorithms!