Why Computing is important
We live in a rapidly changing world, one in which Computing plays an increasingly dominant role, and it is our responsibility to prepare our pupils for this world by ensuring their Computing skills are equal to the needs of society at large.
The use of Computing promotes initiative and independent learning; skills vital to the modern world, and pupils need to make informed judgments about when and where to use Computing tools safely, and to best effect, and consider its positive and negative implications for its use in the world, both now and in the future.
At Haimo Primary School our vision is to create motivated ‘life-long’ learners who are competent in using computing to enhance and extend their learning. As Computing technology is continually developing and new technologies emerging, we, as a school, strive to give all pupils the skills to prepare them for a future in which Computing is an integral part of society.
How our Computing curriculum is designed
Haimo’s Computing curriculum is formed from the requirements of the National Curriculum. We follow the teaching programme Switched on Computing by Rising Stars which gives children the opportunity to learn how to use a number of different digital devices, and teaches and builds upon skills needed in order to confidently use a computer.
How children learn Computing at Haimo
Computing lessons are taught discretely, with lessons focusing on several different strands:
- Computational Thinking
- Media creation and presentation
- Data collection and presentation
Pupils are also provided the opportunity to apply the skills they are taught within these lessons across the curriculum for tasks such as research and presentation of work. Teachers also use Computing devices within other lessons in order to raise standards and demonstrate the importance of digital literacy within day to day life.
Please click here for a link to the Computing curriculum map