Computing within our school is delivered as part of a cross-curricular approach.
The delivery of the Computing curriculum within our school can be split up into 3 main strands.
- Information Technology - this strand focuses on such skills as photography, making videos/movies/animations, word processing, presenting learning in a variety of ways, creating digital art, storing and retrieving and printing documents.
- Computer Science - this strand focuses on the 'programming' aspects of the curriculum. Children are taught about algorithms (sequences of instructions) and have the chance to practice programming, testing and fixing any bugs (problems). They get the chance to practise these skills through using apps and through using our programmable robots.
- Digital Literacy - this strand focuses on making children aware of the different uses of technology both within the school and home environment. Children are also taught how to use 'child-friendly' search engines to locate information on the internet. There is a heavy emphasis on 'e-safety' ensuring that children know how to use technology responsibly and safely, to keep personal information private and where to locate help or discuss concerns.
EYFS children have access to a year group set of ipads through which to support their learning and their exploration of ICT.
Children in Green and Yellow classes have their own dedicated ipad each and children in Blue, Violet and Indigo classes have a Chromebook each. Our aim as a school is one day for every child to have their own personal device to use within school.