At St Luke's Halsall CE Primary School we know that studying computing ensures that we become digitally literate – able to use, and express ourselves and develop our ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Computing equips pupils us to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We know that 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 we 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, we are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
We use the scheme of work linked to Purple Mash to help us to develop our understanding of computing. For more details, have a look at our curriculum map.