Technology is a tool for learning and the key for raising standards in all subjects. Pupils use these tools to communicate and handle information and present it in a variety of ways. They learn to control a variety of electronic devices and develop an understanding of the use of control in everyday life. They use computer models to explore and test the answers to questions. Therefore, at Birchwood the teaching and learning of Computing aims that children :
• can understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms, data representation, and communication
• 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.
• all children to reach the highest possible standards of achievement.
At Birchwood we strive to create the atmosphere and levels of resource to encourage all pupils to achieve highly. We have invested heavily in our IT provision and pupils now have the opportunity to have daily access to our Computer Suite and trolley of IPads, digital cameras, programmable devices such as BeeBots and CrumbleBots, interactive smartboards and visualisers to enhance their teaching and learning experiences