COMPUTING

Computing:

We aim to ensure that our children have access to a curriculum that allows them to be technologically fluent and provides them with the tools they need to be successful in the modern world.

Computing is taught through our NICER Curriculum where relevant, and explicitly in computer science units, starting with basic skills including coding, word processing and media use, and progressing to more sophisticated skills such as, design and website creation. E-safety underpins all of this, so our children can safely use technology at school and at home.

The current resources available include class sets of iPads and laptops which are used regularly to support learning in computing and thematic lessons. 

On-line Safety:

Through our computing curriculum we aim to ensure that pupils become digitally literate so that they can use technology safely and respectfully. This includes keeping personal information private and knowing where to go for help and support when they have concerns about inappropriate content or contact through the internet.

 During the autumn term we focus very explicitly on Online Safety, and this covers how to keep safe when using the internet and what a pupil must do if they see material they know is inappropriate or that they are uncomfortable with. In addition, children receive regular updates and reminders throughout the year and we also take part in the national Safer Internet Day each February.

 Please see our section on On-line safety under our Parents section for more information.

Subject Overview Computing and ICT