‘The value in learning computer science is pretty evident with how important tech is in our world.’ – Steph Curry
Your child’s class teacher will be able to answer any questions about your child’s computing learning. You can also speak to our Computing Leader at LHPSN, Mrs Llewelyn.
The Department for Education says, ‘Digital technology is driving extraordinary global changes that some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Navigating these changes effectively and safely requires a significant understanding of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. This knowledge is also crucial if business, industry and individuals are to exploit the opportunities offered by this revolution.’ Here at Lickey Hills, we are driven to provide our pupils with the opportunity to develop the digital literacy they will need to succeed in life. The National Curriculum states that, ‘a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.’
We intend to equip our pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change an increasingly technological world. Our children will be taught the principles of information technology and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Our aim is for our pupils to be best equipped for the future workplace and to be safe and responsible users of technology.
Our children will develop their understanding and confidence through four core threads of computing systems and networks, using technology for media applications, using technology for storing data and information, and programming. Woven through this is a fifth core thread of using technology safely and responsibly which will be addressed regularly and in direct relevance to the current area of study.
Our pupils will be equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
An integral element, delivered throughout our computing curriculum, is to equip children with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe online. Concerns online can be reported to any member of staff in school or to children’s trusted adults. Children and adults can also report any online abuse via the police’s CEOP Safety Centre, by clicking on this link:
To gain an insight into Computing in action, take a look at our Curriculum Corner article from last academic year by clicking this link: Computing Curriculum Corner.
To support your children’s learning at home, you may find these websites useful:
Please note LHPSN is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Please follow the link below to access our February 2023 PowerPoint Presentation for online safety for parents/carers