HPS - Computing Curriculum Aims
- High-quality Computing education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
- Technology has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of scientific knowledge, methods, processes and use.
- Through building up a body of critical foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
At HPS, the children are taught by a specialist who can access many new and exciting technology that provides rich and memorable learning experiences. Computing is a broad and varied subject with many elements and aspects, from writing in digital literacy to maths when writing code. For example, 'Scratch' will require children to use their knowledge of the four-quadrant axis, angles and the four operations as they create more complex code.
The teaching of computing is a high priority at Hale Prep. Starting in infants, where the subject is taught in half classes. Computing is taught by a specialist teacher in the computer suite, developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to exploit the advantages technology has to offer fully. These acquired skills and knowledge are utilised in all curriculum areas, ranging from maths and science to history and geography.
A crucial part of computing is e-safety; year groups will have a block of e-safety learning that teaches them how to respect all when online. This will equip them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to make the right choices when interacting with others online.