Computing ensures that children become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

The core of computing is computer science, in which children are taught to problem solve and form algorithms. Building on this knowledge and understanding, children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. 

Educating children in online safety is another essential part of our computing provision. Children need support to recognise and avoid online risks and build their resilience. Online safety is a focus in many areas of the curriculum as online safety messages are reinforced across the curriculum.

Children should develop IT skills that will allow them to enjoy and appreciate IT. They should be able to select and use appropriate applications in a range of different situations with confidence. Children will develop practical skills and be able to apply these to solve problems, understand the capabilities and limitations of IT and the consequences of its use. IT skills are applied all areas of the National Curriculum.

Useful Websites to support online safety:


Safer Internet 

Think You Know

Internet Matters

National Online Safety

O2 Internet Safety

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