As young computer scientists we are aware that technology is constantly developing and changing the lives of everyone. Therefore, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which will equip children with the necessary skills to participate in a rapidly changing world. Through the use of computational thinking and creativity, children will understand how and why technology varies in the world around them.
Computing skills are a major factor in modern life and enabling children to be confident, creative and independent leaners is a critical part of their development. The curriculum will enable the children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Through enjoyable experiences, children become responsible and confident users of information and communication technology.
At Audley Junior School the curriculum is mainly supported by the National Curriculum and Google's Be Internet Legends curriculum. A range of other technologies are integrated throughout the curriculum to ensure learners have a range of experiences: such as Bee Bots, Lego WeDo, Lego Mindstorms and Scratch Programming. Children are subjected to technology in a range of different forms, through desk top PCs, laptops, iPads, data loggers and robotic coding. The technology and skills are implemented to support other subjects throughout school.