We see the computing curriculum as an exciting opportunity to prepare children for the future. The programs which we teach children today - will not be the programs of the future, however using these programs to develop confidence with ICT, understanding and appreciation of how programs are made along with a love of technology will prepare our children well for an unknows digital world!
We have many resources in school to develop children's computing and digital literacy skills. Currently, we utilise:
a mobile suite of laptops
a mobile suite of iPad 4's, including those to support SEND provision
a full class set of Lego WeDo - used to develop children's programing skills
a range of floor robots to develop programing and debugging skills from reception to Year 6
a range of other ICT resources, such as digital voice recorders, Early Years toys and resources to support SEN
Each year group focuses upon the common computing and ICT themes of:
Algorithms and Programing
Data Retrieving and Organising
Communicating and Presenting
We see E-Safety as a central focus of all ICT and Computing learning. E-Safety learning is built in to all topics as well as the school hosting regular E-Safety focus weeks and parent events.
The National Curriculum for Computing and our year group curriculum maps are detailed below, however Computing is only part of the curriculum for ICT and our maps show what we teach above and beyond the national expectations.