At Neston Primary School we believe that all children are entitled to a broad and balanced Computing Curriculum that has been designed to fulfil the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. It is our intent that pupils leave NPS as digitally literate citizens who can participate safely and creatively in an increasingly digital world.
This will be achieved through teaching a curriculum that engages and challenges children across the three strands of Computer Science, IT and Digital Literacy.
Children will develop the skills of logical thinking, decomposition and de-bugging (problem solving) when analysing and designing their own algorithms and programmes. They will begin to understand how computer systems and networks operate and the difference between the internet and the world wide web. Alongside the units on
programming the children in KS2 participate in the International Hour of Code in December.
The children of NPS will learn how to be safe in a digital world and how to be respectful users of technology. We follow the National College e-safety scheme and participate in Safer Internet Day every February.
The children will learn to use IT creatively and affectively as part of their learning across the curriculum. As well as the specific IT skills taught as part of the Computing curriculum, all children will have the opportunity to produce multi-media projects to present their learning in other curriculum areas. This will be achieved through the use of computers and iPads