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Computing

Leader: Mrs Broom & Miss Simons

Our Curriculum 

 Computing will be taught across the school as a subject in its own right with three distinct strands: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Digital Safety (also covered in PSHE lessons). We have re-named the former ‘ICT suite’, the ‘Computer Room’, and we are encouraging the children to move towards using this new vocabulary for computing too. As well as being taught as a subject in its own right, the children will have opportunities to participate in cross-curricular learning where computing can be used to showcase and support the children’s knowledge in other subject areas. Learners currently have access to 2Simple Purple Mash (and other 2Simple tools too) which has proved an effective tool for learning across the school. Excitingly, we are also in the process of moving towards implementing a new scheme of learning called ‘Teach Computing’, which will see children from year 1 through to year 6 participating in units of learning, including ‘Digital Painting, Photography and Writing’, ‘Programming’, ‘Animation’ and ‘Photo and Video Editing’. The computers in the Computer Room are in the process of being updated to support with the teaching of this new curriculum, and we are hoping to invest in some brand-new devices too over time. In the meantime, we hope you appreciate this colourful display, which is up in our Computer Room to remind the children of their Digital Safety and the importance this plays in their day-to-day lives.

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