Computing is taught as a discrete subject with liks made to other subjects where appropriate.
Our curriculum for Computing ensures that Computing knowledge and skills are built upon progressively as children move through the school. The curriculum is based on the TeachComputing curriculum designed by the National Centre for Computing Education (https://teachcomputing.org/curriculum)
There is a strong focus on programming and developing chidlren's understanding of key concepts and how computers are used in the modern world.
E-safety concepts are woven throughout each topic informed by the Education for a Connect World 2020 document published by the UK Council for Internet Safety.
Our Computing progression which informs our planning can be found here.
We have a fantastic suite of Chromebooks where classes can learn specific IT skills as part of their normal classroom routine or use the computers to link with other subjects.
E-safety concepts are woven throughout each topic. The following links below can help you to stay safe at home whilst using the Internet or any other technologies that you may have available:
Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers.
NSPCC – Lots of current topics for parents on different aspects of online safety
Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety program for children.
Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping safe on the Internet.
Kidscape – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.