“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” John Dewey philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer.
At Hartburn Primary School we have a clear and simple vision:
our children will be online-safe, online-inspired and online-confident.
Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Hartburn Primary School we have high expectations and provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing.
‘I really like computing, it’s cool. I like coding and want to be a game designer when I grow up.’ Year 3
As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle, we at Hartburn provide our children with the building blocks with which to gain the confidence, ability and resilience they need to prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. As the quote from Richard Riley (former US Secretary of Education) says “We are preparing children for jobs that have not yet been invented, in order to solve problems, we don’t even know are problems yet.” At Hartburn we recognise that we have a responsibility to prepare the pupils for this ever changing and exciting future by improving their knowledge of and understanding of how important technology is as an aid to learning and in the real world beyond.
‘Computing not only helps us with school life but will also help us with work in the future.’Year 6
We also recognise the past and celebrate significant people in the history of computing who have made discoveries or inventions that have made a lasting impact and have contributed to where we are with computers today. At Hartburn, we feel it is essential for the children we teach to both recognise and celebrate significant people in the history of computing who have contributed to where we are globally with computers; as well as having an awareness of current STEM and computing ambassadors. Professionals from our local community, including parents, are invited into school to share their career paths, to inform and to inspire our children. At Hartburn reading is an integral part of all subjects, within Computing children not only need to be able to read items they search on the internet and instructions for new activities within Seesaw but they also need to be able to read codes when creating algorithms within Coding challenges. Class teachers will also make topical and contextual links to Global Goals as and when appropriate.
‘We need to know how to use computers because most grown-ups use it every day in their work and I want to work when I am older.’Year 2
BEd Hons – Specialising in Maths/Science & Technology