At The Federation of Longhorsley and Whalton C of E Schools, we are committed to equipping our students with the essential digital skills and computational thinking abilities needed to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape. Beginning in the Early Years, children embark on an exciting journey into the world of computing, where they explore the fundamental concepts of digital literacy and computational thinking through interactive and engaging activities.

Our computing curriculum aligns closely with the English National Curriculum guidelines across Key Stages 1 and 2, providing a structured framework for the development of key computing skills and concepts. Through a combination of hands-on experiences, coding challenges, and collaborative projects, students learn to navigate digital tools and technologies with confidence and creativity.

Beyond mere technical proficiency, our curriculum emphasises the importance of computational thinking skills, including problem-solving, logical reasoning, and algorithmic thinking. Students engage in activities that encourage them to break down complex problems into manageable steps, develop solutions, and analyse their effectiveness, preparing them to tackle real-world challenges in an increasingly digitised society.

Moreover, our computing curriculum fosters an appreciation for the ethical, social, and environmental implications of technology. Students explore topics such as online safety, digital citizenship, and responsible use of technology, empowering them to make informed and ethical decisions in their digital lives.

At our school, children have the opportunity to explore a wide range of computing concepts and technologies, including programming, robotics, digital media production, and computer networks. Through hands-on experimentation and exploration, they develop the confidence and skills needed to become creators, innovators, and problem-solvers in an ever-changing digital world.

We are dedicated to preparing our students to thrive in the digital age, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Whether they’re developing software applications, designing interactive websites, or harnessing the power of data to drive innovation, our students are empowered to harness the transformative potential of technology to shape a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

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