At Chiseldon, we strive to teach computing in a creative yet meaningful way. We are fully aware the technology world is constantly changing. Our aim is to develop computing lessons that are relevant, current and stimulating to allow children to deepen their understanding of computing and the wider world. Computing is taught across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2. We want all children to understand and equip themselves with computational thinking to understand the ever changing world of technology.
The teaching of computing can be easily accessed and linked to mathematics, science, and design technology. However, the core knowledge within the new computing curriculum is based around computer science, this should be presented to children through the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and then applying this knowledge through programming.
Another key focus is now ensuring that children can become digitally literate - providing them with the ability to use, express and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
Each year group will follow a sequence of learning each term, this will cover e-safety, computer science, programming and control, introducing algorithms, information technology and digital literacy. Over the course of the year children will build upon prior knowledge taking this with them throughout their primary education. This will result in gradual progression and mastery of the subject.