Here at Parkdale our Computing Curriculum is taught from Foundation to Year 6 and children have the opportunity to learn numerous skills. These skills are built upon yearly until the end of KS2 where children will emerge accomplished in many aspects of computing. Children in KS1 & 2 learn computer programming and coding, testing and debugging their apps as they go. Our Curriculum Vision Learning Values and British Values are evident in computing. Resilience, Exploration, Pride, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation are all aspects of Computing that we consider as the children develop their understanding of this subject and its impact in the wider world.
We have a wide variety of resources to support learning both in computing lessons and across the curriculum. We have a computing suite which enables every class to have the opportunity for at least one session in the computer suite each week. We also have many resources such as interactive whiteboards, laptops, PCs, iPads, Bee-Bots, cameras and visualisers, all of which are used to enhance children’s learning.
The programme of study for Computing describes three aspects of the computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. 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.
Our aim in Computing is for the children to develop their computational thinking and their creativity. We aim for them to be confident, competent and discerning users of digital technology which will prepare them for participation in a rapidly changing world. Many aspects will also be taught alongside other curriculum areas such as, DT, Science, History, Geography, Literacy, Numeracy and Art. In addition we encourage our children to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.