Computing school trip ideas for primary schools
Educational visits linked to the National Curriculum for computing
Computing and IT are increasingly important lessons for primary school children, especially as we attempt to close the often-discussed STEM skills gap and encourage more girls to take up STEM and computing-related subjects later on in education.
Jobs related to computing and IT are growing with the demand for these types of skills, making them extremely important curriculum subjects.
While most of your class time spent learning computing and IT at primary will, of course, mean sitting behind a computer or using a tablet, school trips related to these subjects can bridge the understanding between using a computer at home and how they are used in the commercial world, communication systems, government affairs, the economy, banking, travel, and much more.
For computing and IT school trips near you, simply select your region and choose the class trip that suits your needs.
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What does the National Curriculum say?
A good computing and IT education provides pupils with the ability to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. There are intrinsic links to all the STEM subjects.
At its core is computer science and its principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to code and program. Computing and IT lessons also ensure that pupils become digitally literate. They learn to use, express themselves, and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.
Key Stage 1 – Pupils should be taught to
• Understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs, and that programs work by following unambiguous instructions
• Create and debug simple programs
• Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
• Use technology to create, organise, and manipulate digital content
• Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
• Use technology safely and respectfully and identify where to go for help and support
Key Stage 2 – Pupils should be taught to
• Design, write, and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
• Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs
• Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors
• Understand computer networks including the internet
• Use search technologies effectively and evaluate digital content
• Select, use, and combine a variety of software on a range of devices to design and create programs
• Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly