Computing is at the heart of everything and has become an integral part of our everyday lives. At Offmore, we want to equip the children with skills that they will need in their lives, and be able to use technology effectively and make a difference to the world that they live in. Computing includes digital literacy, information technology and computer science which are embedded within the cross-curricular topics. An integral part of computing is how to use the internet safely, and we have a section dedicated to this on the website, including internet safety (Safeguarding), our e-safety policy (Policies). An important element of the computing curriculum is teaching the children to use computer equipment and the internet safely, and this can be taught both in the new computing suite and using netbooks and ipads within the classroom.
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- learn to challenge and question information on the internet for its validity
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs