At Silverwood School, we provide an ambitious computing curriculum which is designed to motivate, engage and enthuse pupils, whatever their path through school. Pupils will be able to utilise technology in a positive way to benefit their everyday lives. Pupils will learn to recognise technology around them and the significant role it plays. Pupils will learn how to access devices, which may be connected to the internet, safely and responsibly. They will learn to utilise and experience assistive technology effectively, with appropriate help where required to support their diverse needs. This knowledge will provide pupils the opportunity to interact with their world, communicate effectively using a variety of media and be as independent as possible throughout their school life and beyond. They will learn how to access the internet and utilise the information it contains whilst keeping safe and protecting themselves.
Pupils will also learn how computers work and that they are made up of hardware and software. They will learn how to access common software packages and how to utilise its functions and features. Pupils will also study programming which will help develop skills like planning, sequencing, decomposition (breaking down a problem into manageable parts) and troubleshooting.
Finally, pupils will be exposed to a variety of technologies that are fun, engaging and that broaden their understanding of what is possible through the use of technology.