Inextricably woven into modern life
Computing is a subject which reaches well beyond the classroom, being inextricably woven into modern life both in homes and workplaces. The core of the subject is computer science - the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. The subject however also has links with Maths, Science, Design and Technology, and Music to name but a few. Furthermore, Computing helps to ensures that pupils become digitally literate, prepared for future careers and empowered to be active and responsible ‘digital citizens’.
In our lessons we might seek to understand a problem or issue that needs to be solved or addressed. We might also learn new knowledge or a skill which can be applied to a creative activity.
More widely, opportunities for Computing and ICT can be found and embraced anywhere and everywhere, having almost limitless opportunities for inclusion across the curriculum and around the school. These include but are not limited to: Online activities and games to support learning in all subjects; use of tech to record/review/evaluate work; communication between teacher/parent/child to share work and progress; as a medium for composing, editing and presenting written work, capturing/reviewing/broadcasting spoken word; research; presenting data and information; as a ‘alternative’ creative medium (e.g. in Music or Art); reviewing PE techniques and performances.