We develop computational thinkers who can confidently communicate and solve problems, grounded in their own experiences. We cultivate an enthusiasm for digital literacy and enable all children to be members of, and contribute towards, a fast-changing dynamic world.
We recognise Computing as an important stand alone subject and we are working hard to develop the computing curriculum using the resources in the Teach Computing Curriculum provided by the National Centre For Computing education. We also recognise the need for technology to be integral in all areas of teaching and learning for the children and adults of the school community.
We ensure children and staff have access to good quality resources to support the teaching of Computing and the use of technology across the curriculum.
We have recently upgraded our internet system to enable a fast network which is able to manage the demands of teaching and learning and school administration including remote teaching and video conferencing.
We have a range of devices available in all year groups from Nursery through to Year 6. These include Windows 10 laptops, Chromebooks, and Apple ipads.
Our classes also have an interactive touch screen, a visualiser, a digital camera and/or ipod, and fast wifi access.
We also have a good range of physical and and digital resources in our schools across the Trust. Our physical resources include plickers, bee-bots, bee-bot pro, code-a-pillars, AR cards, makey-makey boards, flowal data loggers, digital microscopes, easy-cams. We use a wealth of software online and through our system. The software used to facilitate our computing curriculum is outlined in the intention and implementation document.
We continually review our hardware and software to ensure that we are enabling the best use of technology across the curriculum and for the specific teaching of Computing.
A high-quality computing education is the pen and paper of our time and is the lens through which we experience our world.
Intent, Implementation, Impact
Find out more about our approach to the intent, implementation, and impact of teaching Computing
Digital skills such as modelling, control and programming are taught explicitly through the use of hardware and software. The children then apply these skills in a real context through their topic.
Children are taught to be safe digital citizens through the use of our learning platform and a comprehensive e-safety curriculum. Preparing our children for a successful and safe online future is a key priority.
Through the use of blogs and other social media children engage with a real world wide audience. Some of our classrooms tweet about the learning they are doing.