Highcliffe St Mark Primary School
Computing Vision Statement
At Highcliffe St Mark Primary School we believe ‘computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate safely and effectively in today’s digital world. It can empower, and is one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today and the future.
At the end of their journey through our school, we aim for children will be able to the following:
· Develop a secure understanding and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science in order to design and write programs that accomplish specific goals.
· To debug and correct errors in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
· evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
· Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
· Use logical and real-world reasoning to explain how simple algorithms work.
· Enjoy using information technology and tackle all applications with confidence and a sense of achievement and purpose.
· Inspire, select, use and understand (and begin to show an extra-curricular interest in) a range of real-world software.
· Be open minded in their approach to information technology so that they will be able to adapt easily to the information technology systems and approaches they will encounter in their future lives.
· Use information technology as a tool appropriately across the curriculum to support and enrich their learning.