At Newfield computing is an integral part of our school, as technology is everywhere and plays a pivotal part in our pupils’ lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the digital world. It is important to us that the children understand how to use the ever-changing technology to express themselves, which will enable them to thrive and have high aspirations in a technology rich world.
We want our pupils to be creators and programmers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We value the importance of pupils being able to use technology to share their learning in creative ways. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skillful computer scientists.
We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, pupils have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.