The main goal of the Barton Hill Academy Computing curriculum is to provide a comprehensive and future-focused education in computing, that equips pupils with the knowledge, skills, and mindset they need to thrive in the digital age.
Our curriculum intent for Computing is driven by the following key objectives from the UK Primary National Curriculum.
Through our curriculum offer, we are committed to developing pupils' digital literacy, ensuring that they understand how to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively. Our curriculum empowers them to navigate the digital world with confidence whilst fostering computational thinking and logical reasoning. We prioritize teaching pupils how to code and program – introducing them to a range of coding languages and concepts, enabling them to create, debug, and understand digital programs. We encourage creativity and innovation in the use of technology and our curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to explore and apply technology in imaginative ways, promoting original thinking and digital creativity. We are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils are well-informed about online safety. Our curriculum teaches them to recognize and mitigate online risks, making them responsible digital citizens. Furthermore, we prepare our pupils with future ready skills - by developing skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and adaptability. These skills are essential for success in an ever-evolving technological landscape.