Here at Bolney, our main aim for our computing curriculum is to help prepare children for an ever changing world and to start on their journey to become digitally literate. Technology is all around us and we want the children to feel that they can use technology safely and positively. Our curriculum is designed to be help the children to become critical thinkers, able to deal with situations they might face, armed with confidence and to be socially and emotionally resilient, appropriate for their age.
We use technology to support teaching and learning across the entire curriculum; when needed we teach computing separately; particularly Computer Science. The strands of the computing curriculum are: Digital Literacy, Media, Computer Science and Data Handling.
Computer Science is the fundamental aspect of computing and is where children are taught how technology works, all about the how to use the internet and where they start to learn how to write programs and learn coding skills that they can apply to other areas of the curriculum. For example; writing a basic programme for How to make a sandwich can be used in English when we write instructions.
Digital Literacy is taught continuously within any lesson that involves using technology. This strand is where children learn how to become digital citizens and use technology responsibly. Data Handling can be taught through our maths and science curriculum. Media skills can be taught in English when children are using technology to support writing or creating stories and filming them.