The Computing curriculum at Ashleigh Primary School has been designed to develop pupils’ understanding of the technology around them and will equip pupils with the knowledge, experiences and skills required for adult life, employment and life-long learning. We want Ashleigh pupils to leave our school with the ability and confidence to access, problem solve and create using a wide variety of technology responsibly. We want our children to harness the power of communication technology; to bring the world into the classroom and the classroom into the world.
Constructionism states that children learn best through making things for others and this should run throughout the computing curriculum (Ackerman et al., 2009.) Children should, therefore, engage in meaningful learning which is active, constructive, intentional, authentic and cooperative. Ashleigh children will have the opportunity to experience the most up to date technologies and be exposed to a range of computing systems.