At SHH we have designed a Computing curriculum that is engaging and inclusive of every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Computing; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that ensures a progressive development of children’s skills and understanding.
Computers and technology form a vital part of the modern world and an understanding of their use is increasingly important. We want our pupils to be able to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our children to be able to make use of technology to create content and our broad computing curriculum offers opportunities to be creative with programming, digital art, digital sound, text and video. Children use a range of ICT tools to find, explore, analyse and present information as well as developing an understanding of how computers and computer systems work.
Our computing curriculum is based on the Teach Computing curriculum written by the National Centre for Computing Education. E-safety lessons are woven throughout the units of work to enable children to explore the safety implications of the technology they are learning to use.
Our computing curriculum is split into three main areas:
Children are taught how digital systems work. They develop their ability to think logically and solve problems and use these skills to create programmes and a range of digital content.
Information Communication Technology
Children learn how to use ICT to express themselves and develop their ideas using a range of software and devices.
Children will learn how to interact and communicate on line. They will learn about the potential risks of working on line and how to keep themselves safe. They will also learn about appropriate use of the internet.
Pupils have dedicated computing lessons as well as using ICT to support learning across the curriculum.
Our Computing curriculum 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.