Empowering pupils to find creative solutions using computational thinking skills!
Purpose and Aims
At NET, our Computing curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Explore the concepts of computational thinking to gain an understanding that these problem-solving skills can be used in computing, across the curriculum, and throughout their lives.
- Understand what algorithms are and how they can be implemented as programs on digital devices.
- Use computational thinking skills to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.
- Develop knowledge in Digital literacy to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly (linked with RSE)
- Develop the ability to become digital creators, learning about the design and development of digital media in different forms.
- Develop an understanding and curiosity about digital technology around them.
The curriculum follows the Teach Computing scheme of work, with Online Safety further embedded within the RSE curriculum. The units for key stages 1 and 2 are based on a spiral curriculum. This means that each of the strands are revisited regularly, through a new unit that consolidates and builds on prior learning. Pupils draw conclusions and use computational vocabulary to discuss and present their findings in a range of different ways.