At Thameside Primary School, through the teaching of the Computing curriculum we aim to give pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way, and recognise the significance of digital technology in their everyday lives. We want our pupils to be able to succeed in the modern workplace and to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they have strong computing skills and knowledge.
Thameside support children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies by providing a broad and balanced curriculum so that children become digitally literate and competent end-users of technology. Through our computer lessons we hope to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It is important that the development of children’s computing is a partnership between school and home, where parents and children have a good understanding and communicate about keeping safe online.