Our Statement of Intent
At Stanford Infant School, children explore and develop a range of computing skills that encourage and support them in becoming digitally literate learners and responsible online citizens. Our curriculum offers opportunities to learn creatively and imaginatively, recognising individuality and different approaches to learning. Learning creatively across the curriculum in the way that we do allows for children to use technology in a variety of contexts where they can lead their own learning in a meaningful and purposeful way. Our children acquire transferrable skills beyond the classroom; they develop early coding and programming skills, designing algorithms to solve a range of problems, and develop an understanding of how to stay safe online in their life-long journey as Computer Scientists.
Purpose of Study – National Curriculum 2014
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.