The explicit teaching of computing in our School is fundamental in educating children for the modern world.
The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- 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.
The computing curriculum is broken down into the following outcomes for KS1 and KS2:
In KS1 children are taught to:
In KS2 children are taught to:
As a school, we believe that a thorough and detailed understanding of E-safety is paramount to modern children's day-to-day lives, and will become more important as they continue their journey to adulthood. An NSPCC survey (2017) found that 23% of 11 year olds have seen something online that worries them, and as such, we are doing everything we can in school to ensure that we are providing the children with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to cope with a fast-paced, high-tech world.
Every class learns about e-safety regularly. The children learn to use technology appropriately and safely so they become responsible digital citizens.
Internet Safety: Sites for Children
|Internet Safety: Sites for Parents
If you feel your child is at risk of online abuse, please use the following website as soon as possible. Children can use it in the same way. CEOP
The school's Lead Programmer or Computer Subject Leader is Alex Stranks