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Computing

Computing Intent

At Barnfields Primary School, we value the importance of a high quality computing curriculum. We believe ‘computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world.  Our computing curriculum ensures that our children are digitally literate – able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.  Additionally, we aim to ensure that all children at Barnfields Primary School are equipped not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely. The biggest impact we want on our children is that they understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online. By the time they leave Barnfields Primary School, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).