At Ackton Pastures, we recognise that computer systems are now embedded into most aspects of our daily lives. As a result of this, it is vital that children are taught the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, independent and responsible users of computing technologies, both now and as they evolve in the future. Children will be supported and encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: 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). This will equip children with positive experiences and foundations on which to thrive in a technology-led world.
“Computational thinking provides insights into many areas of the curriculum, and influences work at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines. Why is computational thinking so important? It allows us to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.”
– Computing at School