We teach computing both discretely and as a means for supporting other areas of the curriculum.
We use of a range of electronic devices including IPads, laptops, visualisers and bee-bots throughout the school. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of ways using appropriate software to enhance their learning.
There are four main areas in the computing curriculum:
- Understanding computer networks
- Digital Literacy
- Programming and Coding
Our computing scheme of work includes new and exciting opportunities to become anything from “Game Testers” to “Game Developers”. We have also planned opportunities to develop our computing skills in areas such as music, art, interface design, marketing and much more!
E-safety is an important part of our Computing and PSHE curriculum. We are learning how to be safe online and we all have access to Starz where we can send safe emails and learn to blog and organise our diary online! All year groups are now taught a unit on E-Safety.
Following the introduction of the Computing curriculum in September 2014, it is the responsibility of all schools to teach e-safety. This will be through specific lessons and continuous provision, advice and support.
In Key Stage 1, children will be taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
In Key Stage 2, children will be taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.