Computing

Computing Curriculum Intent

Together at Christ Church, the computing curriculum aims for children to not just gain knowledge of computational information and an understanding of how things work, but also to develop children’s skills and critical thinking so that they can be better citizens of the world.

Learn

Our curriculum aims to:

  • Develop children’s knowledge and understanding of information and computation within computer science, understanding how digital systems work to enable them to put this into practice through programming.
  • Teach children how to produce a range of __ using technology, developing their digital literacy and equipping them for the future.
  • Give opportunities for children to create programs and systems for a purpose.
  • Provide opportunities for children to explore a range of technology, learning about the many uses that can be found in this ever-growing digital age.

 

Grow

Our curriculum aims to:

  • Foster children’s curiosity and creativity, with a range of open-ended and hands-on activities in which the children have freedom to explore and develop.
  • Advance children’s computational thinking, enabling them to look critically at problems and seek solutions.
  • Allow children to make mistakes, and celebrate it! The children know that when something isn’t working correctly, this is an opportunity to debug, search for solutions and gain skills which can be applied in many other areas of their learning. This also provides time for reflection and personal growth. Children’s resilience is constantly emboldened.

 

Flourish

Our curriculum aims to:

  • Provide applications for children’s whole lives and the wider world.
  • Give children the tools to better understand the world
  • Provide children with skills that can be applied across the curriculum in a wide range of subject areas. Children are able to further develop their skills in many areas, as computing lends itself to cross-curricular learning and exploration: whether to practise times tables, use their mathematical and geographical skills to program a robot, to sketch a flower, to research a project, or even develop their word processing skills by typing a story.
  • Ensure that throughout the whole school, our children recognise that whilst the internet is a precious and invaluable resource, they have a responsibility to behave and act considerably whilst using it, keeping themselves and others safe online as they become responsible digital citizens of the world.