Purpose of Study
It is essential that our pupils become digitally literate, with the ability to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, at a level that is suitable for the future workplace. Pupils are taught through the new curriculum how digital systems work and how to use this knowledge within programming. Through this, pupils are equipped to use IT to develop programs, systems and a range of content.
The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Computing is taught within the International Primary Curriculum. Please click here to see the mapping.
The school teaches all the children about the importance of being safe on the internet. All the children sign an agreement that they will always abide by safe practice guidance. Please click here to access our E-Safety Page.
The school has a computer room which has the facility for children to produce films and is well supported with IT equipment. Each classroom has at least one computer, printer and access to the Internet. The school has invested in trolleys that house Notebooks and Lap Tops which the children can use in their classrooms. We have whiteboard technology throughout the school and have recently purchased iPads for use across the school. This results in our children leaving The Hayes with a high degree of computer literacy.