At Yohden Primary School, our computing curriculum enables all children to develop computational thinking, digital literacy, online safety, hardware skills, knowledge of different types of software and when best to use these. We aim to provide high quality lessons where children can not only learn, but also apply their understanding to real life situations. Computing at Yohden aims to prepare children with confidence and knowledge to apply computing skills safely and responsibly throughout their later life.
Our curriculum is designed in such a way to allow pupils to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs, select, use and present data in a variety of different ways that are most appropriate for the task at hand and are able to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. We ensure that our children are taught how to keep themselves safe online both at school and at home. At Yohden Primary School, we also encourage pupils to apply their learning of said skills to other areas of the curriculum; developing an understanding of how computing and computational thinking is applied in the real world.
These are the main strands of Computing and at Yohden Primary School we aim to touch on all of them in a progressive way, as seen in our long term plan.