There is no doubt that we move in a rapidly shifting digital age and it is important that our children have a fluency and understanding of a range of systems, and how they can be utilised. Our computing curriculum provides pupils with a high-quality computing education that equips them with the skills and knowledge in computational thinking, and the creativity to understand and cope with the technological changing world.
We seek to ensure that children are aware that, whilst computing offers a range of incredible and exciting ways to do things, that they are also aware of the dangers; therefore online safety is an integral part of our computing curriculum and ensure that our pupils are equipped with the skills needed to stay safe online and support them in the digital world.
The computing curriculum at Parklands is designed to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and application of computing skills.
We have segmented this into 4 key areas:
Through the curriculum, our children build breadth of knowledge and understanding of computing and safety so they are able to leave Parklands as competent IT users so they are successfully able to interact with the world around them, and draw upon the many benefits that IT can bring to our every day and working lives for the future.
More than this, we also seek to engage the children with new, emerging and exciting technology and topics. Our children create video games, become music and film producers, and use VR Headsets to travel the world. This ensures that our children are not just competent – they are excited, forward thinking users of technology.
“We are committed to providing the very best teaching and learning experiences, which inspire and challenge pupils to demonstrate exceptional outcomes…”