Our intent is that children at Straits Primary School will be equipped to safely use computational thinking skills, digital literacy knowledge and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing allows our children to develop skills in finding, exploring, sharing and presenting information. These skills support our children to problem-solve, investigate and express themselves in a variety of ways, using a variety of forms. We promote the safe use of the internet at the core of our Computing curriculum coverage. Our whole school approach to e-safety helps ensure that we are able to teach children about staying safe when using internet technologies. It also helps make sure pupils themselves know how to behave responsibly online. Through the teaching of Computing, we prepare children at Straits for participation in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. This is further enhanced by the range of equipment that can be used.
We follow the National Curriculum for Computing
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Computing prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Pupils use computing tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ computing technology and capabilities to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of computing technology promotes initiative and independent learning; with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computing technology to best effect and consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.