Through our computing curriculum, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to understand the importance of equality and diversity online, and to understand what the impact of our digital footprint has on this. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology, but through our computing lessons, and cross curricular learning, we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
At Biggin Hill, computing is taught as discreet lessons by a specialised teacher. The computing curriculum is delivered through a scheme of work which follows the National Curriculum. It teaches pupils to create programs, systems and a range of content while encouraging them to express themselves and develop their ideas. There is an emphasis on how what is learnt can be used in a future working environment. Class teachers integrate Computing into other areas of the curriculum and pupils have the opportunity to use different pieces of equipment and apps in other lessons. Internet Safety is an important part of our curriculum and is an ongoing theme throughout the year. We celebrate Internet Safety Week each year and teach age appropriate E-safety lessons during this week.Computing Road Map Computing Progression of Skills