We support and extend the children in computing skills and aim to provide them with the relevant knowledge they will need for the future. We follow the new National Curriculum for computing. This has three main areas: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Teaching and learning takes place in our designated Mac suite. The children learn about computers and computer systems and have access to technology in the classroom and through teaching in other curriculum areas.
They also have the opportunity to use a range of technology in school, including tablets, iPads, Smartboards, Macbooks and WeDo education sets for engineering projects. All children in Key Stage 2 have individual tablets to support their learning across the curriculum. Good technological resources enable teachers to enhance learning and teach computing skills effectively.
Teachers use a range of strategies to deliver computing. These include demonstrating to the whole class using classroom Smartboards, individual or paired working, whole class discussions, collaborative group work and by encouraging children to demonstrate new skills to others and to peer evaluate. Computing is taught in a balanced, creative and stimulating way across Key Stages 1 and 2. Children develop their ideas using technology and create a wide range of content. By designing and building programs, the children learn how these programs work.