At Muswell Hill Primary School, we believe that Computing (and digital literacy) are an essential
part of the curriculum; subjects that should not only stand-alone but should be an integral part of
Computing, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and children
should be at the forefront of new technology, with a thirst for learning what is out
there. Computing within schools can therefore provide a wealth of learning opportunities and
transferable skills explicitly within the Computing lesson and across other curriculum subjects.
Through the study of Computing, children will be able to develop a wide range of knowledge and
understanding alongside fundamental skills that will equip them for the rest of their
life. Computers and technology are such a part of everyday life that our children would be at a
disadvantage would they not be exposed to a thorough and robust Computing curriculum. Our
21st Century children live in a time where there are many future employment opportunities within
the broad scope of ‘technology’, and they must be taught knowledge, skills and ways of thinking
that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in the digital world beyond our gates.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at MHPS aims to ensure that all