Computing Vision Statement
“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” – Albert Einstein
A Stoke Park computing expert
- is curious
- is an independent thinker
- is adaptable
- is analytical
- is a problem solver
- stays safe online
Our Computing Curriculum enables our pupils to become digitally literate, able to use technology to communicate and express themselves safely. We encourage our pupils to be curious and actively experiment when problem solving, to allow them to develop into independent adults. We aim to provide a wide range of learning experiences, incorporating a progression of skills, to prepare our children for an ever-changing digital world.
Across the Computing curriculum we want our children to acquire and then secure knowledge and transferable skills that are progressively embedded from Early Years to KS2 and beyond. At Stoke Park Junior School we follow the National Curriculum which aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to thrive in the digital world of today and the future. The curriculum can be broken down into 3 strands: computer science, information technology and digital literacy, with the aims of the curriculum reflecting this distinction.
We are very fortunate to have a wide and exciting range of technology available to our pupils to help bring this journey alive, including laptops, iPads and Lego We-Do. However, a selection of lessons are also taught ‘unplugged’, which develops the understanding of computing and computational thinking without the use of technology.
By the end of year 6, pupils will know how to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. Pupils will recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and be able to identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. They will talk excitedly about technology and how it can be used to promote efficiencies, yet also be aware that technology has limitations. Pupils will have developed skills to express themselves and be creative in using digital media and be equipped to apply their skills in Computing to different challenges going forward.