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Computing at Osmotherley will be taught by delivering the statutory requirements for Computing within the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2.  Although the technology strand has been removed from the Early Years Framework 2021, we believe that it is important for children to enter Year 1 with a strong foundation of computing knowledge.  We have decided on the most important and appropriate knowledge for our Reception children and included it in our curriculum.

Within the teaching of computing at Osmotherley School, we want to encourage pupils to learn to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the potential computing has to change the world.  Pupils will have discreet computing lessons, but as computing has deep links with maths, science and design and technology,  they will learn to apply the skills gained, across a range of subjects.  Pupils will be taught computer science, which is at the heart of the computing curriculum.  They will learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. They will build on this knowledge to create programs, systems and a range of content.

There will be an emphasis on ensuring the pupils become digitally literate; using  technology safely, respectfully and responsibly and recognising what is acceptable/unacceptable behaviour . They will be able to use, express and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, becoming responsible, active participants in a digital world.

Click here to view the Computing Curriculum 2021 - 2022