At William Reynolds Primary School, we support all children in using a range of technology with purpose and enjoyment. Technology is continuously and rapidly evolving and therefore, we believe, Computing is an integral part of preparing children for the wider world. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Our principle aims for computing are for children to:
- develop their understanding of technology and how it is constantly evolving.
- develop their skills and capability which is essential to developing Computer capability.
- evaluate the benefits and risks of technology and how to manage their use of it safely and respectfully.
- be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
- celebrate success in the use of technology.
The use of technology is an integral part of our curriculum and provides pupils with the technological and communication skills they will need to live in our modern world.
Our computing curriculum is designed around the four key areas, as outlined in the National Curriculum. These are computer science, information technology, digital literacy and online safety. The combination of these areas equips our children with the ability to safely and confidently use a computer.