In today’s ever changing digital world, we are very conscious that our children need to have the skills and knowledge for the future. Computing ensures that children become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through technology as active participants in a digital world. A key part of this is giving our children the skills and understanding to stay safe online.
We aim to deliver a high quality computing education that equips our children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. This is an area of the curriculum where we are continually reviewing the content to ensure children learn the relevant skills for the future.
The core skills of computing are taught discretely across our school. However, other elements of the computing curriculum are integrated as part of our topic work. These include e-safety, digital publication and presentation, research, data handling and the use of digital media. Our computing curriculum has strong links with maths, science, design & technology and PSHE.
E-Safety is taught in a number of ways – whole school assemblies, visitors, as part of our everyday teaching and learning. We also have pages on our school website to support parents in keeping their children safe.
Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard that is used for teaching and learning by staff and pupils. In addition we have a school set of I-pads to support learning and a computer suite located within our library.