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Subject Statement ICT

Rushbrook Primary Academy Computing Curriculum Statement

Subject Overview

The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. 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.

National Curriculum 2014

Vision for Computing Computing has become a part of everyday life and without a doubt will play a huge part in our children’s future.

Our vision at Rushbrook is to prepare the children for life in an ever changing technological world. We believe that Computing is an important part of a child’s educational development and key to enabling them to access the ever growing importance of technology. At Rushbrook, we aim to give them the skills that they will need to live in a world where technology advances rapidly:

· To ensure that they stay safe when they are online, to know where and how to get help should they need to and to be aware of the risks.

· To be respectful users of technology and to know how to use it to enhance their learning.