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Computing

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At Christ Church C of E Primary School, we believe it is vitally important to prepare our children for life in modern Britain both today and tomorrow. We recognise that digital technology and computing are an integral part of life in the 21st century and as a result we strive to ensure that our children have the knowledge, confidence and understanding to thrive and be active, safe and responsible participants in our fast-paced digital world.

 

As a school, we seek to help our children become digitally literate citizens able to use and express themselves and their ideas through suitably selected technology. Furthermore, we understand that it is extremely important for our children to be flexible, independent problem solvers who are able to evaluate the technology they use and choose programs and software best fit for their purpose. In addition, by teaching children the fundamental skills involved in coding and control we hope to arm them with the tools needed to not only access ICT but to begin to become passionate, creative users of computer science. Indeed, we seek to inspire our children by providing them with access to a range of software and devices, the ability to create and make things and to communicate and express themselves confidently.

 

The overriding vision of computing at Christ Church is to empower our children to live life to the full by teaching them how to safely and responsibly embrace the amazing possibilities of technology in our ever changing digital world.

Computing in the National Curriculum

 

The children are taught to use Information Communication Technology as a tool to enhance and extend learning in other curriculum areas. Our aim is also to equip them with the confidence and ability to use ICT in the ever changing world of technology.

 

 

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

The children are taught in the ICT suite, which has 30 computers and a variety of other equipment. Each class has a weekly lesson in which the focus is upon improving ICT skills and knowledge. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and staff and children use these as a Teaching and Learning tool.

 

In addition to this, the children are timetabled to use the suite as part of their English and Maths work and other curriculum areas where appropriate.

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