‘Everything that’s already in the world when you are born is just normal’ – Douglas Adams
In line with the National Curriculum, at Northbourne we believe “a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world”. Computing, and the wider context of Information Technology that it sits within, is an increasingly sprawling curriculum area, with natural links into maths, science and design-technology. To ensure that children become digitally literate – that is, can use, express themselves, and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – we aim to provide opportunities for pupils to develop and apply clearly defined, crucial computer and keyboard skills across a range of subjects and contexts. This strand of the curriculum interweaves with computer science, which is the core of this subject, and teaches children the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to use this knowledge through programming. Our curriculum document outlines more about our appoach to this subject.