Stratford Manor’s computing curriculum teaches digital literacy and gives children the opportunity to express themselves, develop their ideas and create content competently, using cloud-based software. It equips children to use current thinking and creativity to understand and operate safely in their online lives. They are taught how to use the principles of information, computation and programming through problem-solving. Our safe online learning environment with up-to-date technology is designed to enable children to become responsible members of the digital world in and out of school.
Our aim at Stratford Manor is to equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world, increasingly transformed by technology. The national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip children with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives allowing pupils to understand how technology evolves over time. In our computing curriculum, we place great emphasis on how technology works as well as how it is used.
Through our programme of study for computing, children will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. In this subject area, there is a clear shift from children purely using technology as consumers, to children using technology as creators and future innovators, too. A main element of learning in this area is ensuring that our children know how to use the internet and other technologies safely, responsibly and ethically through an embedded, broad ranging online safety curriculum.