At Gilded Hollins, all pupils have the right to a rich and balanced experience of computing. We teach computing through a ‘Computational Thinker’ approach to attitudes and skills. We recognise that a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity and problem-solving skills to understand and improve the world in which they live. Through learning the skills of pattern recognition, algorithm design and coding we aim to create a culture where making mistakes is a normal part of problem solving, children persevere in order to find solutions, problems are considered in imaginative and unusual ways and peer collaboration through sharing ideas and teaching each other becomes the norm.
A wide range of resources are used in meeting the requirements of the Computing Curriculum. These include laptops, iPads and apps, sound recording devices, Lego WeDo software, Beebots, Sound Pegs, IWBs, Microsoft Office Suite, 2Simple, Scratch, Hopscotch and Reading Plus to name but a few.
Most, if not all of our children, will one day have jobs and careers which will incorporate the computing skills they learn today. Our aim is to ensure they leave us as digitally literate problem solvers.