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 a 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.
The National Curriculum in England 2014
Aims of Computing
At Cleveland Road Primary our aims are to ensure that all pupils:
- Can understand how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed.
- Will gain an understanding of computational thinking and can apply fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. This will include algorithms, logic, abstraction and data representation.
- Can apply computational thinking to the real world, analyse problems and use a variety of technologies to solve the problems.
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
- They can use technologies safely, respectfully and responsibly on and offline.
Curriculum coverage and progression
The school is currently using an adapted version of the RNLC (Redbridge Networked Learning Communities) scheme of work with which all members of staff are familiar. This scheme of work is made of 3 strands which include Computer, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. These 3 strands are then broken down into sub-topics:
Computer Science 1, 2, 3
Communication and Networks
We hope that the information within these pages is useful and provides parents with useful support, information and resources to aid home learning.