While technology is increasingly essential to our lives, at home and at work, so many devices are now an integral part of everyday life. The subject of computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.
‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world. Our computing curriculum has been developed to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. They will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. The school follows a scheme of work that ensures pupils receive clear and structured learning that builds on their previous experiences.
We have strong commitment to the teaching of computing in which we aim to develop every child’s confidence and competence in the subject. We have sixty laptops which are used by classes across the school to ensure every child in the class can work individually. There are also two sets of iPads for classes to access in both Key Stage 1 and 2 to enable further cross-curricular work. Interactive screens and whiteboards with access to the internet are also available in all classes, making the use of ICT possible in all subjects.