Our curriculum provides all learners with a balance of knowledge, skills and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life. Computing at Chilton Primary ensures that pupils have the opportunity to use technology and become digitally literate. We intend children to be able to use technology as a tool for learning, as well as to express themselves and develop their ideas across the curriculum. By ensuring they understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences, we want children to develop as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology. These abilities will enable them to safely participate in the digital world of today and of the future. Online safety is built into the scheme and children and carers are regularly reminded and updated of how to remain safe online.
Aims of the Computing Curriculum
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.