End of Year 6 Expectations
End of Year Expectations in Computing
Computing at Whiteheath is an important component in our vision to prepare every child for their future. Our curriculum has been designed to ensure every learner is challenged and inspired. Our approach ensures technology can enhance and support all learners, giving them the tools to be creative using a wide range of applications. It is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, which they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of computing, at Whiteheath, will enhance and extend learning and teaching throughout the school, whilst developing motivation and a range of key skills.
By the time children leave Whiteheath, they will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum:
- Computer Science: The study of the hardware, software, networking and processes that give life to a machine to enable it to perform complicated tasks and actions such as coding a Mircobit and debugging a program.
- Information technology: Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
- Digital literacy: Learning to use technology appropriately and responsibly to survive and thrive in the digital world. It is at the forefront of all lessons and is embedded through whole school assemblies, Safer Internet Day and learning about how to keep safe in PSHE.
The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stage, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, PSHE, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.