At Newlands, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to utilise new technology in a safe way and be responsible digital citizens within a world heavily shaped by technology. We understand our children use technology on a daily basis at home therefore our curriculum needs to support and transfer the skills children have learnt at home to meet the needs of the National Curriculum.
We intend for our children, in all year groups, to develop their speaking and listening skills, within the computing curriculum, by using a range of different programmes to support children presenting ideas, analysing, researching and evaluating. We also use programmes to encourage and build on a progression of skills so children are able to decode, programme, design and evaluate.
E Safety is a focus of ours and something we are passionate about due to the digital world we live in. We aim for children to apply the skills and knowledge from school to further education, future careers and their home life, ensuring they are safe in a rapidly changing digital world.
We want to use technology to support learning across the curriculum so it is accessible to every child. Through the teaching of computing we aim for pupils to be digitally literate and competent users of technology and develop creativity, resilience, problem solving and critical thinking skills.