Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
Studying computing provides every child with the opportunity to learn how to use technology to enhance their knowledge and provide them with the tools necessary to use technology safety, effectively and confidently. Computing in the workplace is becoming more and more popular and necessary making computing a vital part of children’s education. The key principles behind the design of our computing curriculum are for our children to:
- Be knowledgable about how computers and networks work.
- Use computing safely and know what to do in case something upsets them or doesn’t seem right.
- Gain and enhance skills and knowledge as they transition through school.
- Be confident, independent,resiliant and be keen to learn.
- Be well prepared for the challenges they face in computing when leaving for secondary school.
Ultimately, we want the children at Bradley primary school to be the best they can be when using computing and leave school with an excellent understanding of how computers work and are used in the workplace.