A Hoyle Court Computer Scientist

“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”

(Edsger W. Dijkstra)

At Hoyle Court Primary School it is our vision to inspire children to see the huge potential computing and information technology provide for us. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘computational thinking’ is a vital skill for children; enabling them to analyse and solve problems in a variety of contexts. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and can support children’s learning across many areas.

At Hoyle Court, we provide a curriculum which allows all children to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, regardless of their ability or background. Children develop analytical problem-solving skills and learn to evaluate and apply information technology. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. Our curriculum also enables children to become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information technology. As well as the benefits of ICT, we are also aware of the risks. As a result, e-safety is an integral part of our Computing and PHSE curricula.

We provide opportunities so that when children leave us they have acquired the skills required to be able to participate effectively and safely in our digital world.