“Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.”
What do we believe at Badger Hill?
At Badger Hill we believe that high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
How do we achieve in Computing at Badger Hill?
We achieve in Computing by ensuring that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
We create lots of opportunities to enjoy and exhibit our Computing skills and learning
We create by sharing our knowledge with each other and our wider school community. This is achieved through community events, parents evenings and our ABC sharing days!
We create work in our Google classrooms, use a wide range of web based programs and create both individual and collaborative work which is displayed around school.
We create children who have a knowledgeable understanding of the digital world around them. We inspire, motivate and challenge our children to think creatively about how the digital world is developing and consider carefully their place within it.
We create digital citizens of the 21st century who are ready to contribute to the wonderful world which is waiting for them!