Computing at RFPS
At RFPS, we believe that children need to be equipped for the future ahead of them. For this reason, we place great emphasis on computing and integrate technology into as many different elements of our curriculum as possible.
We aim to use a variety of different methods of technology. These range from the usual laptops, iPads, microphones and interactive whiteboards to more unusual technology such as programmable toys, recording devices, interactive headphones and a cutting edge interactive floor which we use both to further our learning and build Apps to help other children in different schools to learn from us.
Internet safety and our children’s knowledge about how to keep themselves safe at all times whilst using technology to its maximum is full integrated into our curriculum.
At RFPS we have developed a Computing Curriculum which enables us to introduce new technologies as they become available and fully prepare our children for their technological future ahead.
The overall ultimate aims however, are those identified in the National Curriculum.
The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.