“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” - Steve Jobs, Apple
At Fremington we believe our students should embrace their status of “Digital Natives*” by teaching them how to be fluent and prepared for a future dominated by technology. In a world of consistent change and development, our computing lessons will give all students the skills needed to create, explore and navigate the digital world safely and kindly. Due to its diverse nature, computing can be taught with strong links to other areas of the curriculum as well as independently, meaning it is possible to broaden and deepen new and pre-existing knowledge. We strive to use current, up to date resources whilst instilling the belief that computers are a tool that we can use for positive life and learning experiences. Through computing we look to embed those key interpersonal skills such as communication, collaboration and compassion. This is achieved by working together, collaborating on work as a whole class to achieve things greater than possible as one mind and showing one another kindness through the trials and frustrations that happen when technology is throwing us a curveball. We plan to achieve this through a diverse and exciting curriculum which covers the main areas of computing: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). We aim to enable children to become confident, creative and independent learners within and beyond computing.
*People who have grown up with the internet and other modern technologies.
“Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.” - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., IBM
Computer science is defined as the principles and uses of computers.
The children are given exciting opportunities in the real and digital world to write, debug (edit) and apply these principles.
Our curriculum also looks at the broader impacts computer science has on our society. We look into the structure of a computers hardware, how we connect as humans through networks and learn about how data is collected, stored and ranked.
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