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Computing

At Pilgrims Way, we aim to ensure that children become digitally literate as active participants in a digital world. We want to inspire children with a range of skills and concepts in the modern computing curriculum- including the ability to use, develop and express ideas through information and communication technology.

Using the National Curriculum, we aim to provide an irresistible, inclusive curriculum which makes significant cross curricular links to a variety of other subjects such as Maths, English, Science and Design technology. Our computing lessons include the use of varied technology such as laptops, chrome books, interactive whiteboards and Bee Bots and cover all aspects of the National Curriculum. This empowers children with an understanding of the principles of computing, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

We aim to instil in children a lifelong curiosity surrounding computer science in new and unfamiliar technologies and, along with the National Curriculum, we aim to ensure that all children:

* can understand and apply the basics of computer science such as algorithms and data representation.

* have practical experience of writing computer programs using online services such as Scratch and can analyse and solve problems in computational terms.

* can evaluate and apply information technology.

* are inspired to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of technology.

Our high quality computing curriculum will develop children’s understanding of computing concepts and problem solving through practical experience. This will give children the skills they need to become competent, creative and responsible users of information and communication technology and will have long term benefits across a child’s lifetime.