What was previously called ‘ICT’ has now been changed to ‘Computing.’ The current National Curriculum, places a greater emphasis on the need for children to be able to understand and write algorithms, create and debug simple programs and to use programming and coding. We aim to equip our children with the knowledge of safe internet use, through all Key Stages, and we place great importance on their understanding of the internet as both a tool for education and research, as well as something that is part of their everyday lives. We continue to teach children the skills to be computer literate across a variety of software programs, aiming for them to have transferable skills they can use in the future.
We believe that computing should be embedded within all aspects of the curriculum and so, where appropriate, the subject is also taught and used in a cross curricular manner to enrich and support their learning further.
All children have access to computers in school to support their learning through the use of the computer suite, several iPads and a class set of notebooks. Interactive whiteboards are in every classroom to promote learning. We use digital cameras and videoing equipment where necessary to deliver our curriculum and to enhance teaching and learning.