Technology is such a big part of our everyday lives it is important that children are taught the skills to be able to be safe and effective in today’s modern technological world. Computing at Comberbach has deep links with every subject we teach, whether it be mathematics, science, history, literacy, art or DT, it is an essential tool to learning. Our computing curriculum allows children to be introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. A class set of iPads and laptops are available for children to use with lessons on a timetabled basis. This ensures technology can be used purposefully across the curriculum and ensures our pupils become digitally literate – which is essential as Computing underpins modern lifestyles. Children need to be prepared for, and excited about, the challenge of a rapidly developing and progressing technological world.
The development of digital literacy is underpinned through the expectation that computing skills are applied across all curriculum subjects; however, Computing does have its own skills and subject matter. The subject is split into computer science, digital literacy, information communication technology and e-safety. At Comberbach Nursery and Primary School we teach a project-based Computing scheme that enables children to apply their knowledge.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the 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.