Our ambition is that children’s curiosity in science is developed through a range of visual media and practical exploration, so that they acquire the skills and knowledge to become not just scientists but consumers of science who are able to filter and interpret with a scientific brain.
Learning ‘what’ and ‘how’ is driven by:
- Curiosity – drives acquisition of information
- Playfulness – drives skill learning
- Sociability – connecting with others to know and share
To become a Digital Engineer, the Curriculum at Nanstallon will help children develop the following characteristics:
- Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects;
- The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity;
- An understanding of the connected nature of devices;
- The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum;
- The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively;
To develop these characteristics they will explore the following key concepts:
Code: This concept involves developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.
Connect: This concept involves developing an understanding of how to safely connect with others.
Communicate: This concept involves using apps to communicate one’s ideas.
Collect: This concept involves developing an understanding of databases and their uses.