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At Park Academy, we keep our curriculum up-to-date with the fast-paced changes in technology, aligning with the National Curriculum's guidelines. From teaching important topics like internet safety to diving into the basics of computer programming, we are committed to giving our children a well-rounded understanding of technology. The objective is to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in a digital age.

Our aims are:

  • To provide a clear understanding of computer science principles, including programming, data, and algorithmic thinking.
  • To instil an understanding of the practical applications of information technology in daily life.
  • To develop digital literacy skills, teaching pupils to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively.


Our technology curriculum focuses on both skills and knowledge:

Substantive Knowledge: This includes the foundational concepts of computer science like programming languages, algorithms, and data structures. Pupils also learn about information technology, including how computers and networks function and how to use various software applications.

Procedural Knowledge: We teach pupils how to apply this foundational knowledge in a real-world context. This might include writing a simple program, creating a presentation, or understanding how to safely navigate the internet.

Computer Science:

We focus on teaching analytical thinking and systematic problem-solving. Children learn the basics of coding and algorithms, which are fundamental for developing logical reasoning skills and understanding how technology operates behind the scenes.


Information Technology:

We also cover the practical side of using computers and other digital devices. Children learn how to use various types of software, from word processors to presentation software, and understand how these tools can aid in accomplishing tasks more efficiently.

Digital Literacy:

Digital literacy goes beyond just understanding how to use a computer. We educate our children about the responsible use of technology, including the importance of privacy settings, understanding digital footprints, and discerning reliable information online.

By covering these areas in our technology curriculum, we ensure that our pupils are well-prepared to navigate in a digital world. They will leave Park Academy not just as users of technology, but as confident, responsible, and innovative digital world-class citizens.


Subject Documents Date  
Computing Overview 29th Sep 2023 Download