Information and communication technology is being used by humans to support solving a widening range of problems.
We understand the importance of developing individuals through a curriculum that is based on the expectations in the National Curriculum for England, which is progressive and provides opportunities to revisit and revise learning. This fully equips pupils for their later learning in key stage three and four and ultimately later life.
The computing curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the National Curriculum aims and the school’s underpinning principles of computing. These underpinning principles are:
- using technology, such as application software (e.g. word processing and graphics software) to effectively communicate information and ideas;
- develop computational thinking to support understanding of computer science;
- develop responsible and safe approaches to using technology;
- exposing pupils to a wide variety of technology to develop their digital fluency;
- providing opportunities to think and express themselves creatively;
- applying knowledge into a wide variety of contexts, both in school and outside.
The curriculum has been organised into 6 clearly defined learning journeys, that have been sequenced specifically to build on prior learning, both across the school and within individual year groups. These learning journeys include: E-Safety, Digital Fluency, Programming, Networking, Multimedia and Data Processing.