At Yeo Moor, computing is at the heart of teaching and learning in our curriculum. We know the importance of technology in the wider world, so we reflect and prepare our children for this in our everyday teaching. Every child at Yeo Moor will be given the skills, knowledge and technology they need to independently get themselves unstuck, extend themselves and creatively share their learning.
Every child at Yeo Moor will master the computing curriculum through their exploration of Multimedia, Technology in our lives, Computer Science, E-safety and Data Handling. This mastery will be applied across the curriculum and each child’s digital competence will enable them to independently improve all areas of their learning.
The knowledge, skills and understanding learnt at Yeo Moor will enable each child to plan, create, edit, share and use digital technology safely, successfully and appropriately, in a wide variety of situations.
Every Digital Learning at Yeo Moor:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- can analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- is a responsible, competent, confident and creative user of information and communication technology.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
In the computing curriculum at Yeo Moor there are three key conceptual threads. These are outlined below.
Computational Thinking/ Computer Science
Computational Thinking - is about thinking like a computer. First, we analyse to understand the problem then we use our technical skills to solve it.
The Main concepts within this are: logic, algorithms, decomposition, patterns, abstraction and evaluation.
We achieve these concepts by – tinkering, creating, debugging, persevering and collaborating
Computer Science - is the theory, design, development and use of computer systems. Within our curriculum it includes programming, networks, internet services and search technologies.
This is the ability to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
This is the ability to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content.
This means being able to find, evaluate, and compose clear information through writing and other media on various digital platform e.g., typing skills, word processing, search technology etc.
Our children access these key threads through five different subject areas. Each area enables our students to learn, practise and embed the knowledge outlined above. These areas are, Computer Science, Multimedia, E-Safety, Data Handling and Technology in our lives.
As a digital learning leaving Yeo Moor, every child will be able to: