We want to equip our pupils with all the statutory requirements of the computing National Curriculum and also prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in the next stage of their education and beyond. In computing lessons we remind children to always behave respectfully when online and encourage and inspire them to be good digital citizens. We strive to ensure that our children become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining both confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We seek to provide stimulating and exciting lessons for all of our children and encourage individuality. We aspire that the use of technology be embedded across all subjects, ensuring that our curriculum is accessible to every child. We are driven to ensure the children are digitally literate, competent end-users of technology and that they are able to develop their computational thinking skills. We endeavour to explore how technology is used beyond the school environment and across the world.
The three strands of Computing (Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology) will be taught using a variety of both hardware and software to meet the needs of the curriculum and of our children. During our Computer Science lessons our children will develop creativity, problem-solving skills, learn how to code and develop their computational thinking skills. In our Digital Literacy lessons the children will be taught how to become respectful members of the wider global community. They will be taught how to be responsible digital citizens, age appropriate E-safety, how to both report concerns and receive support, find out how the internet works and be aware of how technology is networked. Safer Internet Day is embedded into our Curriculum and on this day (in February) the whole school celebrates the online world, the SID slogan and how to stay safe. Information Technology will be taught across the curriculum and a range of programs and apps will be used. Ensuring that our children are ready for the next step in life and their education, fostering a love of technology in an ever-changing world.
Curriculum Road Map
Useful Links for Parents
Useful Websites and Resources
BBC Bitesize Computing KS1 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn
BBC Bitesize Computing KS2 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f
ICT games - www.ictgames.com - a range of ICT games for Maths and English
Hour of Code - https://code.org/learn - a way to learn about algorithms through simple, step by step activities.