Children explore IT and learn to use it confidently and with purpose to achieve specific outcomes. They use IT to develop their ideas and record their creative work and become familiar with hardware and software. A range of IT is used, including laptops, ipads, digital cameras, video cameras, floor robots and listening centres.
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.
At school, we have laptop trolleys for every class so as to ensure Computing can be an integral part of the curriculum. We also have a suite of ipads.