At Amesbury Archer we are committed to enabling our children to become digital natives in a digital world. We encourage them to be independent and explore different ways of applying their knowledge and understanding to produce the best result for the task set.
The computing curriculum is set out into three strands which are Computer Science (giving instructions/programming), Digital Literacy (being a responsible and competent user of technology) and Information Technology (creating and presenting information digitally). There is still a focus on educating children on how to use a variety of computer programs, but also on applying this knowledge to be able to use programs more efficiently or when investigating new ones, thus becoming digitally literate.
We will also teach children the skills to begin to write computer programs and how to write a set of clear instructions to reach an end task. In Computing this is often achieved through trial and error, learning through your mistakes and solving a variety of problems.