At Redlands, we recognise that technology is everywhere and we have developed a high-quality computing curriculum to engage our pupils and support them in becoming skilled consumers and creators in an ever-developing technological world.
We provide a broad and progressive curriculum and educate our pupils in computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice when using technology and model how to engage with technology positively, responsibly and safely. Staff are encouraged to embed computing across the whole curriculum whilst also teaching specific skills in explicit computing lessons.
We want our pupils to develop confidence, be fluent with a range of tools and devices and by the time they reach upper key stage 2, be able to choose appropriate tools and devices independently to fulfil tasks and challenges set by teachers. Thus allowing them to progress to key stage 3 with the knowledge and understanding they need to begin the next step in their education.
Our Computing Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression which builds on and embeds knowledge . Children become increasingly proficient on school equipment and have good, transferable knowledge and understanding of online safety which is transferred into their own lives.
We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. We will constantly ask the WHY behind their learning and not just the HOW. We want learners to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well-being.
Finding the right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy life-style. We feel the way we implement computing helps children realise the need for the right balance and one they can continue to build on in their next stage of education and beyond.
As a result of effective implementation, pupils will be able to apply their skills and knowledge in other areas of learning.
Pupils will be able to share their knowledge of how to be a responsible user of technology through discussion when questioned. They will be prepared for the next stage in their lives, knowing how to be a responsible user of technology in the wider world and most importantly, know where to seek support.
Pupils will be familiar with and will discuss their understanding of the three main strands and will know key vocabulary associated with these.
Confidence in this subject will also mean that pupils are able to be more independent and competent in life skills such as problem solving and logical thinking.