At Cross Farm our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which is fully inclusive and accessible to every child. We aim to equip the children to become digitally literate in order to participate in the rapidly changing world where work and leisure are increasing transformed by technology.
Our teaching allows the children to gain secure knowledge and skills which will encourage them to develop ideas, express themselves, solve problems and become confident, creative and inquisitive learners who are able to be critical and challenge themselves
Our computing curriculum is able to be taught both as a discrete subject as well as being woven into many other subjects. Many of the skills are transferrable which provides a wealth of learning opportunities across the curriculum subjects including art, D&T, maths, geography, science, and literacy.
At Cross Farm we follow the Teach Computing scheme of work for computing as this allows us to ensure that our provision is both progressive and all encompassing. We realise that many of the skills learnt in computing can be applied across the curriculum and as such we try to provide learning opportunities for our children that make this clear.
After the implementation of this robust computing curriculum, children at Cross Farm will be digitally literate and able to join the rest of the world on its digital platform. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively, but more importantly – safely. The biggest impact on our children is that they understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online.