We aim to encourage children to use computers and technological equipment confidently and successfully across the school. We teach a wide range of skills and look at the application of these skills in our modern daily lives. A high quality Computing education allows children to develop their computational thinking and creativity.
“Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.”
(National Curriculum, Computing Programme of Study, 2014)
Each class has one session using the iPads a week where they may use the computers to learn an explicit element of the computing curriculum or to support the learning of the core curriculum. Each class also has access to iPads as well as laptops to further support and develop knowledge and understanding through a variety of subjects. Learning progresses each year and will build on skills previously taught through the school.
The whole of the Internet set up is guarded by a screening device, which prevents access to all forms of unsuitable materials. In addition, every year group is taught about the growing importance of e-safety.
Below is a link for parents/carers to support with e-safety at home.