The use of computers and computer systems is an integral part of the National Curriculum and knowing how they work is a key life skill. In an increasingly digital world there now exists a wealth of software, tools and technologies that can be used to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and create digital content. At Stockton Wood Primary School, we recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education with a structured, progressive, approach to the learning how computer systems work, the use of ICT and the skills necessary to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world. The purpose of this policy is to state how the school intends to make this provision.
We are fortunate to have Mr Moffatt from MGL who works with different year groups each term, providing exciting computing activities for the children to complete.
The school’s aims are to:
Provide a broad, balanced, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils.
Develop pupil’s computational thinking skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programs of study for computing at Key Stage 1 and 2
To respond to new developments in technology
To equip pupils with the confidence and skills to use digital tools and technologies throughout their lives.
To enhance and enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum using ICT and computing.
To develop the understanding of how to use computers and digital tools safely and responsibly.
The Internet is an amazing place but children need the knowledge and understanding to use it safely.
Our children are regularly taught about the importance of being safe online and what they should do if anything they see or read makes them feel uncomfortable.