The 2014 National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all children:
• can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
• can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
• can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
• are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
At Godolphin Junior Academy, we believe all pupils have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of Computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Godolphin, the core of Computing is Computer Science in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including tablets, computers and interactive whiteboards, Lego and Probots, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.