Why is Computing Important?
Computing is an essential skill for life and enables you to participate more readily in a rapidly changing world. Using the internet and email for example, gives you rapid access to ideas and experiences from a range of people communities and cultures. It also helps show us how to be responsible digital citizens and keep safe when using communication devices and social networks.
The 3 Big Ideas Of Computing At Templars.
1. Computer Science/Programming-
Algorithms, coding, debugging, Logical reasoning, designing, variables, repetition etc.
2. Information Technology/Data Handling-
Common uses of technology KS1 • Networks KS2 • Internet KS2 • Web Searching KS2
3. Digital Citizenship-
Use search technologies effectively • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) • Range of digital devices • Including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting • Use technology safely – recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour – Know where to go for help if you are worried or upset & learning about being responsible digital citizens and keeping safe when using communication devices and social networks.
By the time you leave Templar's Primary School you will:
Be responsible, confident and creative users of technology, who apply computational thinking beyond the Computing curriculum.
Become digitally literate and active participants in a digital world.
Know how to stay safe whilst using technology and on the internet, minimising risk to yourself and others.
Understand and follow agreed E-Safety rules, and know who to contact if you have concerns, including the use of report buttons.
Have repeated practical experience writing computer programs in order to solve problems, including logic & algorithms.
Ask and answer questions through collection, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
Understand how digital networks work & the services they provide.
Use search options effectively; understanding the need to evaluate the relevance of content.