At Crosfields we believe it is important to give our children opportunities to learn and investigate the fast changing world of technology.
It is vital that we equip our children with the skills needed in the 21st Century so that they are able to use technology efficiently, express themselves and develop ideas. Pupils are encouraged to explore and from an early age they create presentations, develop word processing skills and become exceptional programmers.
Our aim is not just to teach the children how to code but to develop the ability to problem solve using computational thinking. This teaches them how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable ones. This is developed throughout the year groups in a variety of ways, including programming projects using Scratch to more formal written languages including Small Basic and Python. This is supplemented with engaging lessons using a variety of robotic projects.
A very important aspect of computing lessons is how to be safe online. Children are taught age-appropriate lessons which allows them to discuss and consolidate their understanding of how to be safe online and what to do if they have a worry or concern.
The main goal of computing is for pupils to become confident users of computers and understand the fundamentals behind how they work. Whatever pathway our young people choose to take, having a solid foundation of IT, computer science and digital literacy will set them up for any future career.