Computing is designed to equip pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity, including by making links with mathematics, science, and design and technology.
At Greenleaf, we aim to:
- Equip pupils to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of media;
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including programming and algorithms (sets of instructions);
- Enable pupils to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programmes in order to solve such problems;
- Allow pupils to evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems;
- Ensure pupils are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology;
- Provide children with a deep-seated interest in technology to enable them to keep up with advances in technology in the future.
The Computing Scheme of Work has been designed to mesh with our thematic approach; it also places significant emphasis on e-safety, which is taught both explicitly in discrete sessions, as well as inter-woven throughout the whole curriculum.
For further information on our expectations for all children in Computing by the time they leave Greenleaf, please click here.