At Banks Road Primary School, our Computing curriculum is designed around the four key areas, as outlined in the National Curriculum. These are Computer Science, Information Technology, Digital Literacy and Online Safety. The combination of these areas equips our children with the ability to use technology safely and securely. We aim to have pupils leaving Banks Road as masters of technology, having had the opportunity to gain pivotal knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world.
Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progress of skills to ensure that children become competent in safely using and understanding technology. The four key areas are revisited throughout the school to ensure that learning is embedded, and skills are successfully developed and progressed upon. Our intention is also that Computing supports children’s creativity, with strong links to cross-curricular learning in order to engage children and enrichen their school experiences.
The National Curriculum 2014 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 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.