“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense is all about potential.” Steve Ballmer
Our Purpose of Study for computing
At Little Paxton, our purpose is to prepare our learners for their future by providing them with the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an increasingly-digital world. Knowledge and understanding of Computing is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment; technology impacts every aspect of our lives.
Our Aims for Computing
Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school with strong links to Maths, Science and Design Technology in particular. Our curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, information technology, and computer science to ensure that children become competent in safely using, understanding and programming technology.
Our Content for Computing
Our curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, and online safety and information technology to ensure that children become competent in safely using, understanding and programming technology. These strands are revisited throughout children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed, using software that provides both ease of use and academic challenge.