At Cotmanhay Junior School, we believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the potential of technology. We believe it is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of, and develop competence in.
We want our children to become digital creators, using technology to support other areas of their work and lives, and to understand the responsibilities of being digital consumers on their time, relationships and wellbeing. We teach children to become good digital citizens, to know how to stay safe and keep others safe online, and the importance of what they share in creating their own digital footprint.
Our computing curriculum follows the National Curriculum. By personalising the Rising Stars scheme Switched On Computing, we offer a broad, modern and ambitious computing curriculum; one that caters to all our children’s needs. We recognise the deep links that computing has with other subjects, including mathematics, design technology and science.
Being a proficient user of technology has become an integral part of everyday life. We want children to be able to use these technologies to their advantage. These skills will provide children with a firm foundation in computing from which they can build on throughout their lives, preparing pupils for today's world, and the future.