- 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.
The Computing Curriculum can be divided into three inter-related strands:
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Digital Literacy
At Bramingham Primary school the computing curriculum is taught throughout the school day and is incorporated into a creative curriculum. Pupils have access to a variety of hardware such as iPads and laptops which they can use across the school, as well as a range of day to day technology such as microphones, digital cameras, computer programming toys and more. Pupils also have access to a range of software including, Doodles, Zu3D, Puppet Pals, 2Simple and much more.
At Bramingham Primary School, it is important that the skills of computer science and computer literacy are not just delivered in isolation and stand-alone computing lessons. We believe that in-cooperating these skills and applying them for a purpose shows our pupils the benefits of technology in our world and the outcomes that can be achieved. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to input and edit text, images, photographs and even sound. Therefore, we believe that the computing curriculum should be incorporated into other parts of the curriculum which the children also thrive. This gives our pupil’s natural excitement and interest in computing where teachers can deliver computing linked to exciting topics. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and visualisers, which provide access to a greater range of resources and teaching methods used to promote outstanding learning.
Bramingham Primary School’s aims are to:
- provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable computing curriculum for or all children
- meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for computing
- use technology as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
- respond to new developments in technology appropriately