At Acorn House we believe that technology is an integral part of the child’s education giving them the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of subjects and tasks. With this in mind, the current curriculum for Computing ensures that children’s learning is supported with modern technology and skills appropriate to situations they will encounter at secondary school and beyond.
At AHI children are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to the use of Computing with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources, with the knowledge that Computing will undoubtedly continue to form a major part in the children’s lives at home, in their continued education and eventually their places of work.
Computing curriculum at Acorn House International teaches children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. 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 teach children 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, children can then use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
We teach children to become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Teaching Computing at key stages 1 and 2
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