Aims and objectives
Technology has become part of the way in which we all work and entertain ourselves. Almost everything we do at school now involves the use of technology:
online lesson research, teaching plans and resource materials;
lesson delivery via an interactive whiteboard;
communication by e-mail;
document distribution and storage;
assessment information analysis;
production and editing of reports.
Thus, through teaching computing, we equip children to participate in a world of rapidly changing technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also help them to develop the necessary skills for using information in a discriminating and effective way. This is a major part of enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners.
Our objectives in the teaching of computing are to:
facilitate the finding, selection and use of information;
teach the use of technology for effective and appropriate communication;
enable the monitoring and control of events, both real and imaginary;
teach the application of computing to children’s learning across the curriculum;
explore the value of technology, both to children and to society in general;
examine issues of security, personal safety, confidentiality and accuracy