Computing

Purpose of study

 

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 in England: Key stages One and Two framework document,2013, pg 178.

 

Essential Learning Objectives

 

At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop nine essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of computing knowledge and skills

  • To navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies.
  • To develop skills in communicating and collaborating online.
  • To create and publish digital media for a specific purpose.
  • To develop an understanding of Digital Media.
  • To use a range of technology to manipulate digital media, giving consideration to the audience and purpose. 
  • To understand how data is communicated, presented and interpreted.
  • To understand the use of algorithms in programming.
  • To investigate the effect of changing variables through the use of digital models and simulations.
  • To use technology safely and respectfully.

 

 

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