The Computing Curriculum
At Gascoigne Primary we believe that computing is an essential part of the national curriculum. Computing is an integral part of modern-day life and therefore provides a wealth of learning opportunities, explicitly within computing and also across other curriculum subjects. Through the study of computing, children are able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need for the rest of their lives. Computers have become a part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our daily lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational Thinking’ is a skill children must be taught in order to provide them with essential knowledge and skills that will enable them to participate effectively in the digital world.
The new national curriculum defines three clear aspects of computing curriculum: Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT) and Digital Literacy (DL). Children will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding in each area from the Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources,
and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them
Children have the right to get and to share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others.
If you have a query regarding computing and ICT, please do not hesitate in contacting Mrs Dushku by using the Contact Form below.