Millbrook Computing Intent
Through our computing curriculum at Millbrook C.P School, our aim is for every pupil to become confident, independent users of technology; equipped to meet developing technology with resilience, confidence, enthusiasm and the skills that will prepare them for a future in an ever-changing world. The progression of skills throughout school allows children to build on prior knowledge and allows, as children progress through the curriculum, for children to be able to express themselves in many different media using technology. We aim to inspire children to think about how their computational skills, can be used in the real world. For example, a green screen is used in some filming by the media and programming is how the games and software children use are made.
We aim to provide our pupils with the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace. We aim for our children to leave Millbrook being digitally literate by being able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. We aim to ensure that the children have begun developing a skillset which would be suitable for employment in later life.
We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We strive to provide opportunities in all subjects to motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards across the curriculum through the use of information and communication technology. We want to ensure that our curriculum is fully inclusive to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience ,communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens. We want all children to understand the importance of being ready, respectful and safe at all times, both in the real world and online. We actively engage the children in developing their understanding of how to use the internet safely. We aim to stimulate children’s curiosity but ensure that they are equipped to be safe explorers and users of the online world. We believe children need to be aware of the world around them and be able to make smart decisions.