To develop children’s experience and understanding of computing, inspiring them to use it in varied and creative ways to prepare them for a future in an increasingly digital world.
Technology is a rapidly developing area which is embedded in every aspect of the lives of the children that we teach. We ensure that our children are prepared for life in an ever more digital world by teaching an inspiring and creative computing curriculum which places a large emphasis on computational thinking so that our children are able to analyse and solve varied and challenging problems. By embedding computing throughout the curriculum, we enhance children’s engagement and progress across all subjects.
Computing is divided into three major areas which are all taught both explicitly and holistically across a broad and balanced curriculum:
E-Safety is embedded through all of these areas to ensure that children understand how to use technology safely and responsibly, becoming responsible digital citizens.
We regularly teach the children about safe online use and we apply strong and age-appropriate filters within school I.T. systems. Children are also given clear instructions about what to do if they see something on a website which makes them uncomfortable.
Enlisting parents’ support
We ask parents to support the school in promoting online safety and we highlight the school’s e-safety policy in newsletters and communication.
SMART rules are displayed around school. Click on this link to view the E-Safety Poster
Listed below are some useful websites to help you learn more about e-safety:
Through our Design Technology curriculum children are encouraged to create practical solutions to real life problems. This involves: generating ideas and solutions independently and in collaboration with other pupils; and by designing, making, testing and finally evaluating their solutions.