Computing Curriculum

The school firmly believes that technology enhances education.

With the implementation of the new National Curriculum in September 2014, ICT changed to Computing. What does this look like for our pupils?

Firstly.

What is Computing?

According to the new National Curriculum, it is.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use 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. The core of computing is computer science, 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, our pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing also 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.

What does Computing look like at Sinai?

The school is fortunately very forward thinking in a number of areas and a lot of developments have already been introduced and laid the ground work for the new Computing Curriculum.

 Children learn how computers work through use of programmes like Scratch and Kodu and by programming the small, simple yet programmable Raspberry Pi. Our aim is for the children to produce websites, iPhone apps and computer games as well as multimedia presentations.The pupils are already producing and making their own films, so head over to our School Videos page to see some of them.

Who are Digital Leaders?

Children who are proficient in Computing will have a chance to become Digital Leaders. This means that they will have the opportunity to further extend their skills by partaking in special projects and assisting children and teachers the school. They will learn team work, new Computing skills and how to communicate their knowledge to others.

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