In an ever-changing world, where technology is becoming a bigger part of everyday lives, we acknowledge that it is increasingly important for children to develop their confidence with technology. We believe that it is fundamental that they leave primary school with the skills to tackle different challenges using technology whilst being responsible and safe when online.
Our aims at Harlyn are:
Children have the right to an education that develops their talents, abilities and personalities to the full; therefore, at Harlyn, we want our computing curriculum to enable children to have a wide range of experiences involving technology.
The computing curriculum can be categorised into three different areas: Computer science, Information technology and Digital Literacy. Within these we:
E-safety is paramount to our curriculum. We aim to give children the skills they need to be safe online whilst enabling them to explore the connected world. Online safety and responsible use of technology is taught through computing lessons, assemblies, the PSHE curriculum and events such as E-safety day.
We aim for the children to enjoy our curriculum that is delivered. At Harlyn, we feel that is important to ask why as well as how in the hope that we develop reflective learners that review the impact of computing on their learning, development and well-being.
As teachers, we will assess the impact our curriculum has on children through their work, observations and comments.