Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.  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.

 

The NC for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply 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 
In Year 2 at the moment, we are learning to program using the Scratch software. The children are making their own sprite dance this week.
 
Over the summer term, we will be looking at photography and image editing, databases, safely sending emails and more exciting programming.

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