‘Empowering children to use computational thinking to navigate the digital world with confidence, safety and creativity’
At Bill Quay Primary School, our Computing curriculum aims to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to become active, competent and responsible contributors in a rich digital world. Therefore, we must exemplify and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Our Computing curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to encompass computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We want our pupils to become digitally literate, to have the skills to express themselves and develop their ideas within a variety of contexts through digital technology and know that there is always a choice when using technology.
Our Computing Curriculum:
- Ensures a balanced coverage of the three strands of Computing: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy through engaging teaching and learning methods;
- Develops pupils’ awareness of the multitude of uses for technology within their daily lives, so that they are able to use skills taught to support them in becoming successful, independent life-long learners;
- Equips pupils with fundamental technological skills including word processing, online research, presenting data, retrieving and manipulating digital content and creating programs;
- Provides pupils with opportunities to explore and evaluate online digital content, so that they value online safety and show respect for themselves and others when communicating digitally;
- Employs cross-curricular links to motivate pupils and support them to make connections across subject areas;
- Builds pupils’ resilience and perseverance through problem-solving experiences where children are challenged as computational thinkers.
We hope that by providing our pupils with an exciting and progressive Computing curriculum that addresses the challenges and opportunities offered by the technology rich world in which we live, they will be confident contributors to society as responsible digital citizens.