The national curriculum for computing has four main aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
By the end of each Key Stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes outlined in the relevant programme of study.
Every classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard and a Visualiser which are used as an integral part of lessons. In addition, there are at least 2 additional computers in each class
There is a Computer Suite which each class is timetabled to use every week and a set of ipads is available for children to use in the classroom. Other resources include cameras, programmable toys and recordable microphones. Discovery Coding is used to support the teaching of programming.
The school subscribes to several online resources, including Mathletics, Reading Eggs and Purple Mash to support the children’s learning both in school and at home.
We communicate with parents and the wider community through use of the school website, texting and e-mail.
Internet access is planned to enrich and extend learning activities. The school has acknowledged the need to ensure that all pupils are responsible and safe users of the Internet and other communication technologies.
Although the school offers a safe online environment through filtered internet access we recognise the importance of teaching our children about online safety and their responsibilities when using communication technology. This forms part of the Computing curriculum.