At Mayplace, we recognise that pupils are living in a rapidly changing world, in which technology is playing an ever-increasing role. Our computing curriculum equips our children with the skills that they need for them to become independent, safe and confident computational thinkers. With these skills, our children can adapt to new technology and become digital citizens with a broad and transferable skillset, inspiring them to develop skills beyond the classroom with an awareness of the impact that technology can have globally.
Our curriculum is designed to engage and challenge all pupils, and embeds all three aspects of the computing curriculum to achieve broad and balanced teaching. The foundation of Computing is Computer Science, which teaches children the main principles, how systems work and how to apply this knowledge, for example through block based and text-based programming. Information Technology skills empower children to create their own systems and digital content, for example graphic design and animation. Digital Literacy skills enable our children to use technology safely, whilst developing ideas and expressing themselves, for example through internet research projects and e-safety skills. By focusing on these key concepts and teaching an exciting and varied computing curriculum, this supports our children in embedding these vital concepts in their long-term memory, improving retention of knowledge.
We want our children to make informed choices, which support sustainability and enable them to become active global citizens of the future. As well as this, teachers are developing the use of technology in all lessons and building on exploring how computing can further support children’s understanding of The Global Goals for example by using software to share thinking and learning about the
Global Goals and enabling learners to connect and share ideas with young people in other parts of the world.