“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” John Dewey philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world
At Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Catholic Primary School we have a clear and simple vision: our children should be ONLINE-SAFE, ONLINE-INSPIRED and ONLINE-CONFIDENT and our curriculum is planned so as to ensure our children:
- Have the skills they will need in a world of rapidly-changing technology
- Are able to use that technology safely and securely not only in computing but across the whole curriculum.
- Are confident in using code and can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation, and that when coding, our children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Can effectively communicate and can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
Able to connect with others responsibly and are competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
- Pupils have access to a wide range of technologies such as: laptops, iPads, Micro-bits, microphones and robotics.
In Reception children follow the educational programmes set out in the EYFS Framework 2021. Children in the Early Years learn best through play and practical application of skills. Our computing scheme has been designed to align with cutting-edge Early Years pedagogy to ensure that not only are children accessing relevant areas of the curriculum but that they remain highly involved and engaged while doing so.