At Evendons, we use computing lessons to develop children’s skills and understanding. Technology is everywhere and plays a pivotal part in students’ lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Our pupils are creators and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this.
Building our knowledge in this subject allows pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways . We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our STEM based curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We want the children to have the skills, confidence and resilience to create, design and debug programmes. We want them to understand the process and importance of technologies in addition to their understanding and computational thinking.
By the end of KS2, we want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and that our children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenges they are set.
by Nicola Ravinet- Hines
Evendons Computing Lead