Approaches to Computing
At Altofts, our vision is that the computing curriculum will provide children with the skills to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We aim to deliver a curriculum from which children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content as well as ensuring that children become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
· can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
· can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
· can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
· are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
In Computing lessons, we ensure that the children work as part of a well-paced learning environment and are able to set high expectations for their own success. We share learning objectives at the start of every lesson and use a range of teaching styles and strategies to achieve them. The major focus for the teaching and learning of information technology is through sessions that teach specific skills. Opportunities for cross curricular links are used where appropriate and children develop their skills through a range of related activities.