“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Buildings on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. 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.” (National Curriculum, 2013)
At Lothersdale School, we follow the Teach Computing planned curriculum. Units are carefully chosen to ensure full curriculum coverage as well as ensuring progression of key skills within and between classes. This curriculum is supplemented by resources from Barefoot Computing to introduce Computational Thinking in EYFS.
Further curriculum information is available in the attached documents.