Through the curriculum, we enable children to find, explore, analyse and present information and, within this, encourage them to be critical and discriminating when it comes to the reliability of what they see on the internet.
Computing skills are a major outlet for confident, creative and independent learners and our intention is that every child has the opportunity to develop.
The National Curriculum for computing and our progress of skills within each milestone aims to ensure that all pupils:
– are confident in using code and can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation
– when coding, pupils can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
– can effectively communicate and evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
– are able to connect with others responsibly and are competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Across the school, we use Purple Mash as a platform that enables children to learn a multitude of skills from emailing and blogging safely to coding instructions and debugging programs, to creating and editing artwork, all of which are embedded within the wider curriculum to enhance their learning.