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At Story Wood we believe technology and computers play a vital role in our lives: at home, at work, for our health and for our informal learning. It is important that our children learn how computing technology works. Computing is a science that we teach to ensure children leave school equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to participate effectively in society, whether or not they go on to become computing professionals.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
Computing in Key Stage 1 teaches children to:
Computing in Key Stage 2 teaches children to:
Computing is divided into 3 main strands: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. These strands overlap and are taught through topics that integrate all 3 strands. As part of our strategic vision for computing we aim to develop a curriculum that is more advanced and encompasses transferable concepts and skills. We have started to this by looking deeper at the computer science strand, which also includes a division called computational thinking: computer science encompasses the theory, design, development and use of computer systems
Through the programme of study for computing, children will learn about the fundamental principles and processes of computation; they gain repeated, practical experience of writing code to solve problems and to model systems; they also become skilled at creating high quality products and content using digital technology; and they become safe, responsible and critical users of technology.
Through computational thinking children are encouraged to use the following concepts to tackle a problem: logical reasoning, algorithms, decomposition, abstraction, patterns and evaluation. Online safety is also a strand that is embedded within the computing curriculum. E-safety lessons are taught in across all year groups following the government suggested framework : Education for a Connected world.