Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus in developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.
Our computing curriculum ensures pupils cover a range of areas including:
- Computer Science.
- Information Technology.
- Digital literacy, which includes e-safety.
To support teachers in the delivery of the Computing curriculum, the PurpleMash scheme of work is used from Years 1 to 6, ensuring a progression in skills and knowledge.
Where appropriate, cross-curricular links are made to enhance and embed learning.
Children in Early Years provision are exposed to the understanding of internet safety as they explore the world around them and how technology is an everyday part of their learning and understanding of the world.
We aim to ensure children at Heather Garth are digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform. They are equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely. Children understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online. The Computing curriculum is assessed, tracked and monitored by the subject leader to ensure we are aware of which pupils are achieving the expected outcomes in each year group.
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