‘A high-quality Computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. 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.’
National Curriculum Purpose of Study
With the help of a comprehensive scheme of work (Kapow), Computing at Hanbury help will equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities, are increasingly transformed by technology.
At Hanbury Primary it is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate.
The national curriculum has six objectives for KS1 and seven objectives for KS2. These objectives are split into three distinct strands; computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
Computer Science (CS) is the ‘foundation’ of the subject (i.e. the underlying principles that make up the subject).
Information Technology (IT) is how you ‘apply this knowledge’ and understanding to purposefully create and make things.
Digital Literacy (DL) is about considering the ‘implications’ of how you going about doing this.
Using Kapow, Hanbury will be able to successfully deliver a Computing curriculum, which will ensure a broad and balanced coverage of all of the above strands. Through built in CPD, the scheme will ensure staff gain excellent subject knowledge in all three strands, which will enable them to deliver this effectively to your pupils.