"A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world." DFE
At Senacre Wood Primary, we have developed our own computing curriculum, which is taught from Year 1 to Year 6. Curriculum content is broken into 6 main skill-based areas; E-safety, Technology in our lives, Programming, Multimedia, Data handling and General skills. Each year, these skills are taught progressively and built upon, by applying them to cross-curricular projects that allow children to make clear links between their learning and its practical application. By doing so, computing skills are embedded into our wider curriculum and school experiences, with high levels of student engagement, motivation and opportunities to explore technology. By the end of Key Stage 2, our aim is for every child to emerge with a holistic understanding of computing skills and technology experiences, that they can draw upon as they enter secondary education.
Each term, all year groups apply their computing skills to a range of subject areas. On this page, you will find links to workshops, clubs and computing skills that can tell you more about what we have been up to!
E-Safety is very important to us, as technology is inevitable part of everyday life in this modern age. We are committed to ensuring students are familiar with all aspects of online safety and will be using SMARTIES this academic year, to promote E-safety. For more information on E-Safety, please visit our Online safety page.