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Computing

Computing

Introduction

Computing opens the gateway into the modern, digital world. It allows children to develop their computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The computing curriculum at Lewis Street has a heavy emphasis upon computer science. Pupils learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and programming. We live in an age of computing, to become successful learners and citizens children need to be able to access and interact effectively with the digital world.

At Lewis Street pupils are taught to access and use computer programmes to carry out a range of operations. They learn how different types of data and digital content can be generated, stored, accessed and manipulated. Pupils have the opportunity to design, create and debug their own programmes. Using the internet effectively and safely is paramount in our computing curriculum, children are taught how to search the internet whilst maintaining their safety and security at all times. Using technology safely and respectfully is a key part of both our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum and our computing curriculum. Pupils learn how to use technology respectfully and responsibly and how to recognise and report unacceptable content or behaviour.