"Computers themselves and software yet to be developed, will revolutionise the way we learn" - Steve Jobs

Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures.  At Hinchley Wood Primary School, we believe it is vital for all children to be fully equipped with technical skills for the ever-changing world in which they live in. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and aim for our broad curriculum encompassing the three main strands of computer science, information technology and digital literacy to reflect this. We introduce our pupils to a wide range of technology, including chrome books, laptops, iPads and Beebots. We believe it enable them to build on their skills and become digitally literate so they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology to prepare them for 21st century lifestyles.

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We follow the National Centre for Computing Education’s scheme across the school, which is adapted for the specific needs and abilities of all children. Our approach to the Computing curriculum provides fun, engaging and meaningful learning for all pupils, in which pupils understand not only the content that is being taught but the opportunities offered to them, enabling them to be change-makers in our digital world.

Through Computing, the qualities and attitudes we aim to develop at HWPS, include innovation, collaboration, communication, invention, creativity and critical thinking.  A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology. Therefore, enthusiasm is evident across each topic, as teachers create cross-curricular links within the classroom, use a wide range of quality resources and build strong connections between the real life and digital world. Key knowledge and skills are built on as the pupil’s progress throughout the school and gain a true understanding of becoming digitally literate, showing determination and confidence when solving problems.

We model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. E-Safety is paramount and lessons are taught across each half term with age appropriate resources. At HWPS, we celebrate ‘Safer Internet Day’ every February and ensure no child will feel unsafe whilst online at school or home. We equip them with the strategies on how to deal with anything that concerns them the internet and how to ‘reach out’ if necessary.

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Computing Curriculum Road Map