Welcome to the New Computing Curriculum
The Computing Curriculum covers three aspects Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. The core of Computing Curriculum is Computer Science, in which children are taught how digital systems work and programming. Using this knowledge, children are able to use information technology to create programs. Computing is essential for children to digitally literate, for the future workplace and as active participants in the digital world.
At Southern Road, Computing is linked to a variety of subjects (Mathematics, English, Science, History and Geography). We use a variety of programs (these include J2E, Espresso Education, Scratch) . These programs children will be able to access at home with their LGFL log in cards.
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
In addition, we organise a Computer Club for Year 5 and 6 to develop their own skills in programming and coding. We also organise Educational visits for the Year 6 to the Crystal.