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“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”

National Curriculum, Computing   

Why do we teach Computing? 

  • Preparation for the future - We want to prepare our pupils for today's world and the future.  It is a key skill required in their future workplace and to be active participants in a digital world.
  • To build knowledge and skills - We want to provide a framework of computing knowledge and skills: The core principles of information and computation; how digital systems work; and how to utilise this knowledge through programming.
  • To develop problem-solving skills - We want to teach our children analytical and problem-solving skills in computational terms: It allows pupils to solve problems; design systems; and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. 
  • To foster digital literacy - We want our children to become digitally literate: enabling children to use technology; to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology; teaching children to be responsible digital users; and to understand how to keep themselves safe online.

What do computer users do at Wherwell?