“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller
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. 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, 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.
At Kilburn Grange School, computing is taught weekly using the ‘Purple Mash’ scheme of work, a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by primary-aged children in the classroom and at home. If you would like to find out more about Purple Mash please visit https://2simple.com/purple-mash/purple-mash-parents/