Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a
career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.
Our Computing Curriculum works in line with the ‘Weaving Computing Knowledge, Skills and Understanding into the new National Curriculum’ document. Our Computing Curriculum is taught from Year 1 to Year 6 and children learn numerous skills; including algorithms and data processing. These skills are built year upon year, until the end of year Key Stage Two where children will emerge accomplished in many aspects of computing. Within the computing curriculum children learn through completing tasks using different equipment and programmes, to help them gain new skills to complete the units of work. Children in all key stages learn computer programming and coding, testing and debugging their apps as they go.
We have a wide variety of resources to support learning both in computing lessons and across the curriculum. We have Ipads for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. This means every class has the opportunity for one session with the Ipads each week. We also have beebots, code-a-pillars, interactive whiteboards and visualisers, all of which are used to enhance children’s learning. We have subscribed to Purple Mash, which is a creative educational website for children. Purple Mash has over 20 resources; these range in complexity from simple painting programmes to sophisticated coding tools. Purple Mash is a key programme for the communication strand of the Computing Curriculum as it is a safe environment that does not require downloading or allow interaction with people online.
E-Safety is taught throughout Computing lessons, and also through assemblies. Every year, every class celebrates Internet Safety Day- which focuses on an element of the E-Safety curriculum. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.