Our Vision for Computing
Our children are growing up in a world where technology is developing at an increasingly rapid rate. As Computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. Their learning environment should contribute to the development of these skills and they should have access to suitable, up-to-date equipment and emerging technologies.
Our vision is that these technologies will enrich the experience of all members of our community including pupils, staff, parents and governors and that these resources will help to provide an environment without boundaries, where opportunities can be explored in safety and confidence.
At Holyoakes Field First School we aim to:-
· Offer a high-quality computing education that equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
· Teach pupils the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
· Teach pupils to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. · Give opportunities for pupils to express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
The subject co-ordinator for Computing is Miss Wollacott
The opportunities presented by modern electronic technology: internet, email, social sites, text messaging etc, are incredible in their potential for good but equally in their potential for harm, and especially so where children are concerned. At Holyoakes Field Fist School, keeping our children from harm at the same time as providing them with a safe 'electronic' learning environment is a priority.