The National Curriculum states that “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.”
At Barrs Court Primary School we aim to deliver a broad and engaging computing curriculum which allows children to develop key technological skills as well as a firm understanding of the importance of technology in today’s society. In Foundation Stage 2, children are given the opportunity to recognise that technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They are encouraged to think about how technology is used for a range of purposes.
The children are taught computing through five key aspects; Data Handling, Media, Programming, E-Safety and The Impact of Technology. These aspects are taught across a two-year cycle however children are also given opportunities to revisit their computing skills through cross curricular learning. Teachers plan fun and engaging lessons using a variety of equipment and encourage children to develop their use of technology for both academic and personal purposes.
Throughout their computing curriculum, children develop a firm understanding of the prevalence of technology in the modern world and are able to become confident digital citizens.