Uxendon's Vision for Computing
At Uxendon Manor Primary School we believe that computing should be used purposefully to enhance teaching and learning throughout the school. We value the importance of technology and encourage all opportunities for motivating students to be the best they can be across the curriculum. Computing lessons are taught discretely throughout the school on a weekly basis, in addition to many cross curricular activities immersed into daily lessons throughout the curriculum. All lessons are aimed to enrich learning experiences, motivate progress and support development for all pupils. Uxendon also encourages the use of technology to ensure all children are able to access all parts of the curriculum.
We believe that computing will allow children to become confident users of technology, therefore equipping them with skills necessary for their future education and working lives.
Computing Programmes of Study:
Key Stages 1 and 2
National Curriculum in England
Purpose of Study
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.
The national curriculum for computing aims 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.