At Hatch Ride we believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limit of human machine intelligence. We believe it is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and future
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The New Computing curriculum has deep links with maths, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Buildings on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are 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.
At Hatch Ride School we want ICT/Computing to underpin our commitment to preparing children today to be lifelong learners in the world of tomorrow. We want all children to have regular exciting, enjoyable and challenging opportunities to use ICT/Computing to safely access, support and enhance the teaching and learning process. We want everyone to be confident and able to use ICT/Computing effectively. Our children will be empowered to make choices and be flexible in their choice of ICT/Computing tools in order to develop their personalised learning. We encourage the children to use what they have learned in class, both in school and in the outside world.
All children have regular exciting, enjoyable and challenging opportunities to use Computing to safely access, support and enhance their learning. To support the teaching of Computing at Hatch Ride we use the Rising Stars Switched on Computing scheme of work.