Computing – curriculum information

Computing helps to prepare children for the developing world.

The subject encourages children to develop an understanding of how technology makes a difference in all aspects of life- at home, at school and in the workplace, as well as considering the impact technology has had on society over the years.

Children should develop Computing skills that can thoughtfully applied in a range of different situations, with children developing increasing independence in the choices they make over which technology to use to help them reach the desired outcome.

As they progress through KS1 and 2 children will become increasing confident in the application of their digital skills, becoming increasingly efficient and effective communicators, collaborators and analysts, showing imagination and creativity in their use of ICT in different aspects of their learning and life beyond school.

Within both KS1 and KS2 this curriculum should be covered primarily through day-day teaching and making use of the range of technology which is available within school although some discreet lessons are needed to teach the skill and more formal processes such as programming and algorithms in Computer Science. The coverage of each area will vary year group by year group, with some areas being covered primarily in KS1 and others primarily in KS2. The emphasis on Programming increases as children move through Wheeler Primary School.

It is important that technology is used as a day-day element of school life and across all subject areas, therefore if opportunities to use ICT arise which do not fall within the curriculum for each year group they should be taken advantage of.

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