With our new computer suite installed in 2018 and through the use of ipads, we teach an exciting, varied computing curriculum designed to equip our pupils with skills for the digital world.
Computing is taught through three key strands: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. As part of the computer science strand, pupils are taught how digital systems work and how to create their own by programming. Developing this knowledge, pupils are able to create their own programmes. In Years 3 and 4 children have created an algorithm for their own digital times table game in order to test themselves and others. We also ensure that pupils are digitally literate and able to express their ideas using technology. For example, EYFS have been working on their keyboard skills to write and format their name.
Skills in computing are transferable across the curriculum with the subject having strong links to maths, science and English. Emerald class made algorithms for finding patterns in their times tables and the whole school developed their digital literacy by typing their story for our published book Winter Warmers.
In the summer term, Upper Key Stage 2 will be using a computer programme as part of the exciting music curriculum that is offered.
E-Safety is embedded into school life through regular lessons, assemblies, displays and class discussions.