We have high aspirations to provide a high quality computing education which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The curriculum will teach children key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Learners will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
We are currently developing as a Google school through the use of Chromebooks throughout Key Stage Two and the use of Google Classroom so that children routinely apply their computational skills in many lessons. We work with Curriculum Innovation, Bradford schemes of learning along with bespoke consultancy to support our subject development and ambitions.
Children will learn about the history of computing and the significant developments leading to today’s technology. They will learn about significant people who have advanced computing and STEM. We will ensure that children experience exciting projects which they will remember. By the time they leave Saltaire Primary School, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the main areas of the computing curriculum: eSsafety, Computer Science Media, Information Literacy and Data Handling. The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a secure and ambitious grounding for future learning and beyond. Children will take with them a confidence and love of the subject along with the skills and aspirations for their future journey.
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