Our intent for Computing
At Spurcroft Primary School, we aspire for all the children to be confident users of technology with the knowledge needed to problem solve through computational thinking. We are committed to providing a range of learning experiences that build on pupils’ previous learning and encourage them to think creatively whilst using technology as a purposeful tool.
By challenging pupils to learn about both the advantages and disadvantages of working online, we aim to prepare them for entering the 21st Century workforce, ensuring that they can connect with the wider world in a safe and responsible manner.
“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.” (National Curriculum: Computing, 2014).
Woven through our curriculum are opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge of how to keep themselves safe online. As pupils mature, these concepts are covered in more depth, and linked to the technology they are exposed to at school and home.