At Torridon Primary School we have a clear and simple vision: the children should be online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident. Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. We will provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing.
In line with the National Curriculum for Computing, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which enables children to leave Torridon Primary School confident and digitally literate. It is our intent to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in computing which provides access to an ever changing and expanding digital world. We wish to develop a love of computing and provide children with the ability to enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding through different types of media whilst keeping safety at the forefront of their minds. We believe that this will give our children the tools they need to succeed in a digital world.
Knowledge and skills are mapped across each topic and year group to ensure systematic progression. We have a computer suite but we also have a set of 30 laptops for every year group to ensure that all year groups have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum.
Through the use of a wide range of technologies children develop their understanding of:
- computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work)
- information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information)
- digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully)