At Kew Riverside, we aim for a high quality Computing curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the technology surrounding them. The content equips pupils with knowledge about devices, programming and presentation tools. It also ensures children stay safe online We want children to enjoy and love learning about Computing by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of educational visits and specialist visitors.
We believe that children are ‘digital natives’ and that Computing is an essential part of the curriculum; a subject that not only stands alone but is woven and should be an integral part of all learning. Computing, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning about what is out there. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and transferrable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects.
Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will actually equip them for the rest of their life. Computers and technology are such a part of everyday life that our children would be at a disadvantage would they not be exposed to a thorough and robust Computing curriculum. Children must be taught in the art form of ‘Computational Thinking’ in order to provide them essential knowledge that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates.
- Music and drama performances throughout the school year often involving online presentations and the use of digital media
- Head’s Award – Children create evidence of their achievements through various software and media packages.
- Themed days and weeks – Often involving the use of devices