A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. At Stamfordham, our aim is to ensure our pupils are ready for all the changes that the digital revolution is bringing about by giving pupils the knowledge, skills, and understanding of the digital world they live in and to be responsibly and safely, ready to face the changes that it will bring about in the future.
We do this through four strands in Computing:
- In Computer Science pupils are taught to understand the underlying principles of the digital world of algorithms, design and programming through computational thinking. They will learn how to use these skills to create and design programs themselves as well as different robots.
- In Digital literacy pupils create online and offline content through learning a variety of apps, both well-known and cutting edge, including the use and presentation of data, till they can select and choose their own.
- In Understanding technology (Communication and Networks) pupils learn how the digital world is organised; how the physical world interacts with the digital world; the variety of services provided off and online; become effective users of search engines, and will know how networks operate.
- In E-safety pupils learn how to be responsible and respectful users of technology and when communicating through technology. They will know who to turn to for help when they come across anything that worried them and they will know ways to protect themselves and be safe when online.
For those who want to push their interest further, we will be offering a school Coding Club in Spring.
By the end of Year 6, all will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and understanding to navigate safely, responsibly, and creatively, with confidence in the ever-changing digital world. They will be secure and ready to face the challenges of Year 7 and beyond.