Blaise Primary School And Nursery

Computing

‘Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.’ Stephen Hawking

At Blaise, we want to ensure that all of our learners and confident and competent in using technology, and have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe from technology-related harm.  Our aim is to develop an engaging approach to making sure we keep our children, their families and the wider school community safe in the digital world and enrich their cultural capital and experience. We take E-Safety very seriously. In September 2019, we joined the National Crime Agency - CEOP Education team list as a pilot school for Primary-age materials. Please click here to go to our online safety page. 

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems and believe that a high-quality computing education equips learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which learners 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, learners are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that learners 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. 

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