“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey -philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Cherry Tree Hill Primary School we strive to equip children with the understanding, skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of ICT will enhance and extend all children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation, problem solving and social skills. Our computing curriculum is ambitious for all pupils and allows our children to develop our three core values of being safe, being a learner and being caring. Children will become independent and skillful users of digital technology and will be outward looking and forward thinking.
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.
We teach computing through a whole class mastery approach using a variety of methods/ software. Children have access to Chromebooks, iPads and BeeBots across the school.