Computing

Computers and other technological aids are used throughout the school. ICT skills are taught as a discrete subject and as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning.   

 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. 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.

 

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The new Computing curriculum is made up of three elements:

Computer Science              Information Technology               Digital Literacy 

 

Aims:

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils: 

can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems 

can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

E-Safety

 

The new Primary Computing curriculum started from September 2014 and this provided us with another fantastic opportunity to develop our school's approach to internet safety.

Internet safety is included in the Programmes of Study for all Key Stages to help ensure that young people are "responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.".

However, internet safety is not just restricted to the Computing curriculum!

Even though we have included E-Safety as part of this Computing page, it is an over arching theme that is embedded in many areas of our curriculum.

We have worked hard to develop a progressive internet safety curriculum in our school, that equips our children with knowledge and understanding, along with an ability to make 'safe informed decisions' when online.

Our approach to internet safety is to treat it as a whole school community issue, with educational messages embedded across Computing/ICT, PSHE, SRE and citizenship, as well as touching on e-safety issues across the curriculum whenever and wherever children are using technology.

 

 

It has arrived...

The Bridge

A safe social networking platform for our Key Stage 2 children and teachers to connect safely on. 

 

Go to the 'More' button to connect to The Bridge

 

 Mrs McCann