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Computer Science

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Computer Science

Our Computer Science curriculum covers both the use of computers, and the technical knowledge and issues surround information technology.

We focus on digital literacy, building confidence in handling both hardware and software, developing an understanding of safety and security online and becoming competent and responsible users of technology.

The children learn to manipulate and present the written word, images and sounds to convey a message effectively. They learn how to store information, retrieve, and then present it in ways that enhance interpretation and analysis, and begin to understand the role of computing encountered in daily life to monitor and control events and equipment.

We also explore the technicalities of Computer Science: pupils work to understand and applying fundamental principles and concepts including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They analyse problems in computational terms and build practical experience of writing computer programmes. More broadly, pupils evaluate and apply information technology, utilising their skills and knowledge to become analytical problem-solvers.

Learning is then applied to other areas of the curriculum, enabling the children to develop their language and communication skills further by developing their own presentations and video content.

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