Computing

In Computing we aim for pupils to become confident and competent in the use of and creation of computer programs.  At Key Stages 1 and 2 there are four main aspects of its study:

  • Computational thinking – pupils learn to code, working analytically to debug and improve programs and to understand how data can be stored and used to communicate
  • Computer networks -  pupils learn how networks such as the World Wide Web work and how they provide opportunities for collaboration and communication
  • Digital literacy – pupils learn to be discerning in the use of search engines,  to assess the impact of the different ways information can be presented and to select how best to present their learning
  • E safety – pupils learn to use technology responsibly, securely and safely and to know how to communicate safely and respectfully online

These aspects are developed both through discreet lessons and are integrated into other subjects when teaching and learning is enhanced by its use.

In addition to an ICT suite, the pupils have access to laptops, tablets and programmable toys and to visual, sound recording and data logging equipment.