Computing @ Watermoor
Computing is now a core subject in the curriculum and a lot more is expected from the children than ever before. Pupils now need to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. They also need to be digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The school is fortunate to have the latest laptops and ipads for the children to develop their skills.
We have created a long term plan which details the key areas of computing being taught as well as a medium term plan that details the learning journey the children will follow each half term.
Aims of the National Curriculum
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.