At Little Hill, we offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which recognises the importance of computing and computational thinking in an ever changing technological world.
We recognise 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. Computing 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.
Through the curriculum we aim for children to become creators with technology and not just consumers. The computing curriculum is underpinned by e-safety in order to prepare children for everyday use of technology, in order to navigate the online world safely, as the online world is ever developing and changing. Although we have units and Internet safety days, we recognise e-safety should be built into lessons across the curriculum.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in computing, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. This provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills taught in each key stage. Computing teaching at Little Hill, will deliver the requirements of the National Curriculum through a progression model which is broken down into strands that make up the computing curriculum.
- Understanding the World 'Technology'
- Using Computers
- Using Computers
- Net Searching
When teaching computing teachers ensure that ICT is incorporated into work for all subjects using our wide range of interactive ICT resources. We have a wide range of resources to support our computing teaching including but not limited to, iPads, laptops, computers, bee-bots and cameras. Pupils may use laptops or iPads independently, in pairs, alongside a TA or in a group with the teacher. Teachers and pupils are also aware of the importance of health and safety and pupils are always supervised when using technology and accessing the internet.
Alongside our curriculum provision, pupils at Little Hill also have the opportunity to become a Digital Leader in computing clubs .