Computing lessons are taught every week.
Where possible, we try to link our Computing lessons to our topic but they tend to be taught discreetly. Our Computing Progression Map shows how we ensure coverage of the three strands of Computing:
- Digital Literacy
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
Early Years cover Computing through their varied curriculum and topics. Following the interests of the child and continual assessment, we adjust our provision accordingly to ensure that they meet their end of year outcomes. They use a range of technology to support their learning in other areas of learning including using QR codes, iPads and BeeBots.
We ensure that children are prepared for the real world and teach them how to use both PCs and tablets. We recognise the importance of teaching Computing concepts using both technology and ‘unplugged’ activities.
We run a weekly Coding Club for Years 5 and 6 which gives the children the opportunity to further develop their Computing skills.
To keep up to date with the ever evolving internet, we teach online safety as least once every half term. We have different speakers who come and lead assemblies and host coffee mornings for the parents. Our Online Safety page is kept up to date with current issues and advice.