Computing Curriculum Intent
At St Anne’s, our aim is to effectively equip our children with the skills necessary to flourish in this new, digital world we live in. As “digital natives”, our children have never lived in a world without technology. As it plays such an integral role in society today, we will ensure our children can think computationally and know how to be safe online. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:
- Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation
- Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems.
Our computing curriculum supports our values by allowing our children to be reflective, independent and curious learners.
We follow the ‘Teach Computing’ scheme of work throughout KS1 and KS2 which has been designed by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCEE). The work of the NCCE is underpinned by 12 principles of Computing Pedagogy which are available to download as a poster (PDF, 234Kb).