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National Curriculum Purpose of Study


A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


How is Computing Taught at Colville Primary School?


Our students enjoy regular computing lessons throughout the year. Although we started using a published scheme, Switched on Computing, our regular collaborations with ARM technologies have enabled us to adapt the scheme to best fit with the needs and interests of our pupils. Using the school Chromebooks, iPads, tablets and Mircrobits pupils are able to explore a wide variety of age-appropriate software as part of their daily work in multiple subjects. The cyclical nature of the areas of coding and data handling ensure pupils gain the skills they will need to be fully computing aware as they move onto secondary school.