Throughout the school, children explore how Computing both affects and helps us on a daily basis. This enables them to develop their digital literacy and, computational thinking and creativity. It also helps them to understand the ever-evolving world we are part of and provides them with skills that will one day enable them to change it.
We do this by developing their skills in multiple areas:
Computer Science – where pupils are taught about how digital systems work, the principles of computation and how to put this into practice through programming. We do this using various programs such as Scratch and Python and by using programmable toys and devices.
Information Technology, multimedia and word processing – using programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint etc.) and devices such as laptops and iPads to develop everyday skills.
Digital media – using computing software and hardware to create videos, music, art etc.
Data management – using programs such as Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, tables and graphs.
Online safety – making sure that the children develop their understanding of the digital world and what they need to do to be safe. We do this both in individual classes and as a whole school.
For further information on the curriculum please read the Subject Overview which is available in the attachments section on this page.