Statement of Intent
The computing curriculum ensures all children have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing and enables our pupils to use technology effectively and safely outside the classroom. At Timbertree we believe that ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use technology creatively to understand and change the world.
At Timbertree Academy, we teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:
Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.
Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems;
Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.
From EYFS to Year 6, our computing curriculum supports a curiosity for technology, enabling all children to develop and acquire a range of progressive knowledge, skills and rich vocabulary. Our use of Purple Mash has been designed to promote a broad experience and support all staff through the use of built-in and live CPD opportunities.