Henbury Court Primary Academy

Computing

‘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. ‘

Department of Education 2013

At Endeavour Academy Trust, we aspire to be effective and confident users and developers of technology. Our computing curriculum will teach our children to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, imaginative and creative. We will equip the children with the skills and knowledge to design, write and debug programs, use search technologies effectively, but more importantly to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.  We will prepare our children for the digital world around them and to be confident as the next generation of computer users.

Computing is taught through discrete lessons and we also provide opportunities for children to apply and consolidate their skills across the curriculum.

We place a strong emphasis on online and digital safety. We teach children how to stay safe online and provide regular reminders and updates to both parents and children.