Through a broad and exciting curriculum, we aim to enable learners to become confident and effective users of different technologies. This is to prepare them for an ever changing technological world and is in line with the new National Curriculum requirements. We strive to achieve this by giving children opportunities to experience a wide range of age appropriate hardware including iPads, laptops and digital cameras. Children also use a wide range of software to use green screen technology, animation, programming and publishing. This is through both computing lessons and across the wider curriculum.
The three stands of Computing (‘Computer Science’, ‘Information Technology’ and ‘Digital Literacy’) are taught through six thematic units across the year, with Online Safety underpinning all learning. New technologies are included to ensure that the curriculum is in line with new technologies and current trends.
Online safety is taught discreetly to all pupils according to their age, needs and current issues that are arising at the time. We also invite parents to join us for a workshop in school as part of our Safer Internet Day theme day.
Children also enjoy home access to our School Learning Platform (FROG), which encourages collaboration and communication within our school community. We also provide access to Purple Mash, which enables children to use similar software to reinforce skills at home using a secure online space.
Mrs Coles and Mr Flint
Computing Subject Leaders