Computing

Computers are now part of everyday life. ... Through the new program of study for computing, they will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.

Our curriculum has a strong focus teaching pupils how to use technology safely and responsibly, and this premise is used to deliver teaching of technical skills and understanding of how technology is used, as well as the ability to apply the use of technology in contexts which our pupils can relate with. With all these elements combined we aim to develop ‘digital wise’ learners for a digital age.

Every child receives two sessions per week in our Computing Suite, as well as additional opportunities to access technology in their classrooms throughout all subject areas using the Chrome books. Every child within the juniors have been given access to their own Chrome book to begin to understand the real-world applications of the computing skills they are learning at school. By publishing their creations online within the Google Classroom and Purple Mash pupils receive feedback from their teachers which encourages greater levels of engagement with the Computing curriculum. Nothing makes our pupils prouder than showing their work to their class teacher, Parents or even the Headteacher!

Whatever way our pupils use technology to deliver, or record, their learning to a wider audience, they always enjoy the use of a range of software and hardware resources when taking part in Computing.