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Computing Curriculum Statement

Computing is an integral part of our everyday lives and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Battling Brook Primary School we endeavour to provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on technology. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle, it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and technological world.

This is achieved through following Kapow Primary Objectives for our computing planning which is based upon the National Curriculum. These objectives give guidance to ensure coverage of all key areas of the 2014 National Curriculum; however, like with any published guidance staff make adaptations where necessary for their individual classes to ensure accurate acquisition of skills and knowledge.

Purpose of study – National Curriculum (NC), 2014

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.

Follow this link for a more detailed coverage of the full NC ‘Programme of study’.

Our school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing. Each class has access to our computer suite filled with desktop computers as well as having access to a number of iPads.

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