- Computer science
- Information Technology
- Digital Literacy
All children have regular, weekly lessons to develop computing skills as well as opportunities to use computing programmes to support other curriculum areas for example a programme to develop times tables recall. The children have access to a range of devises including Chrome Books, networked computers and iPads to support their learning and development of computing skills so they develop transferrable skills. As a consequence of the pandemic and home learning the children are being taught how to use Google Classroom.
Our Early Years children develop early mouse skills, use programmable toys and become aware of the uses of IT in the world around them. In Key Stage 1 and 2 children develop their computing skills further and become more confident in using a range of resources. They use music packages, paint packages, animation, word processing, programmable robots and use the internet to carry out research.
To provide an ambitious curriculum we have taken advantage of the offer from our local LEA to borrow computing hardware. This has included spheroes and spheroe Indi Robots. To further enrich our computing provision we have established a Code Club and prior to the pandemic and bubbles some of the older children were digital leaders.
The children talk enthusiastically about their computing lessons and approach each new aspect with confidence, transferring their skills when using new hardware. We have recently started using the Knowledge Maps from Project Evolve to monitor our online safety provision. The baseline shows the children have an awareness of how to stay safe when using technology and repeating the test at the end will show us the impact. During lockdown we were able to see that the children could access technology confidently at home to access the lessons provided.