Computing at Codnor Primary School enables pupils to use technology in a socially responsible, safe, and creative way in order to understand and change the world. As technology plays such a significant role in society, we believe 'Computational thinking' is a vital skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world.
Computing at Codnor ensures that technology is accessible to all children, regardless of circumstance, and supports our pupils on their journey to becoming creative, confident and autonomous users of technology. We strive to establish a sense of digital literacy, where pupils are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through a range of technology at a meaningful level, not only for their everyday lives and education, but also for their future workplace, careers and as active participants in a digital world. It is important that children become both users and creators of technology, using it responsibly and safely to support their learning and research in other areas of the curriculum.
Computing at Codnor Primary School enables pupils to explore the natural links between Maths, Science and Design and Technology, whilst nurturing skills of resilience, problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking: learning behaviours which we, at Codnor, hold in high regard. We value the development of the whole child and Computing adds another significant piece to our puzzle; the skills and knowledge developed, both academic and personal, enables pupils to excel in all aspects of life, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Through sequences of lessons, both stand alone and through other areas of the curriculum, pupils’ understanding of computing concepts and skills are built, reinforced, and transferred into other contexts, allowing children to deepen their understanding and remember what they learn.
These key Computing skills and concepts are:
Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to understand, stay safe and flourish in a technology-rich world and they value the transference of these skills into their every-day lives, in education and beyond.