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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Computing Curriculum Intent


At Elmhurst School, we believe that children should be provided with opportunities to develop computational thinking and creativity in order to become active participants in a digital world. Our high-quality curriculum is designed to ensure that children become digitally literate and able to express themselves and develop their ideas through a range of information and communication technology. We believe that the core of Computing is Computer Science in which children are taught the principles of how digital systems work and how information technology can be used to create programs, systems and a range of content.


Our aim is for all children to develop skills, and knowledge and understanding in the following:


Information Technology

Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 


Computer Science

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output. Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.


Digital Literacy 

Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. Use search technologies effectively and be discerning in evaluating digital content. Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. 

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