One of the fastest changing areas of the curriculum, in Computing we cover digital literacy, computer science, information technology and e-Safety. Children learn to program and code using software such as Scratch and Python. Through their access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications, pupils work collaboratively on a range of projects and produce presentations using Sway. The scheme of work develops the children’s problem solving, logical thinking and creativity.
There are discrete computing lessons which take place in our dedicated computer suite and children also have access to iPads and Windows based tablets which enable them to make use of computing as a tool to support their learning right across the curriculum.
Our extra-curricular clubs programme provides opportunities for children to develop their coding skills still further, as well as to explore the exciting field of robotics. For those who are interested in digital music, we have a Music Composition club that uses the latest software for children to create their own digital tracks.
We place great emphasis in online safety and this runs through the PSHE and Computing curriculum. Pupils learn how to be digitally literate whilst gaining an understanding about staying safe online and the importance of using technology in a responsible manner.