Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through the teaching of computing we intend to equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
At Summerfield we enable our children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. Computers have become a part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our daily lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational Thinking’ is a skill children must be taught in order to provide them with essential knowledge and skills that will enable them to participate effectively in the digital world.
Computing is an integral part of modern day life and therefore provides a wealth of learning opportunities, explicitly within computing and also across other curriculum subjects. Through the integration of computing technology throughout the curriculum children’s computational thinking is developed, improving their ability to solve problems in a creative, logical and collaborative way – through repeated programming opportunities and opportunities to build understanding and apply the concepts of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.