The Computing curriculum has been designed to prepare our young people for their lives in modern day Britain and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate so that they are able to use and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. This presents a tool which will be useful in the future.
To support learning in the curriculum, the children will be learning how to code by using a range of programs such as Rapid Router, Scratch and Espresso Coding which are suitable for all ages with units ranging from Year 1 to Year 6. This offers children the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence at their own pace. Scratch can be accessed out of school at: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted
As we continue to develop the resources within school, we currently have the use of laptops, Beebots, Crumble, Raspberry Pi, iPads and Promethean touch screen boards which enables us to use a variety of media within our teaching and learning.
Digital Literacy is an embedded part of the curriculum. During their time at school, children will learn how to be safe online Children will undertake Online Safety lessons on topics such as online bullying and keeping information safe.