In our developing world, a high-quality Computing is essential in developing children’s computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Northbrook, we are fortunate to have desktop computers, Chromebooks and tablets which children have regular access to.
Computing lies at the core of the curriculum, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Online safety is taught throughout computing, to ensure that children are safeguarded and are aware of appropriate use of computers and working online.