“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.” – Bill Gates
When planning and delivering the Computing curriculum at Ann Edwards Primary School, we aim to impart our next generation with a wide range of fundamental and transferable skills, knowledge and expertise that will equip them for the next stage of their journey. We endeavour to provide a learning experience which offers opportunities for all children to facilitate their creativity as well as develop their computational thinking to understand the world in the 21st century. Our committed and dedicated team are passionate and strive to provide children with the understanding to be confident using computer systems and networks safely.
The overarching aim for ICT in our school is to ensure that pupils:
- Develop ICT capability in finding, selecting and using information;
- Use ICT for effective and appropriate communication;
- Monitor and control events, both real and imaginary;
- Apply hardware and software to creative and appropriate uses of information;
- Apply their ICT skills and knowledge to their learning in other areas;
- Use their ICT skills to develop their language and communication skills;
- Explore their attitudes towards ICT and its value to them and society in general. For example: to learn about issues of security, confidentiality and accuracy.