Computing is an integral part of the school curriculum. We see the use of Information Technology as enhancing and extending the children’s learning across the whole curriculum. Lessons involve teaching discrete skills as well as how to use technology to enhance the learning in other curriculum areas.
The school is well resourced in terms of information technology. From Nursery to Year 6, pupils are being taught a topic-based curriculum with the help of iPads and wireless laptops. There is an interactive whiteboard in every class which is used as both a teaching and learning tool by staff and pupils. Each class also has a digital camera and all pupils and staff have access to a digital video camera, digital visualiser, programmable equipment (eg. Robotic toys) and a comprehensive range of software.
Children benefit from a Coding Club where pupils learn the basics of computer science (e.g. conditionals, algorithms, binary code and debugging).
We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. From Nursery to Year 6, pupils are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. See our e-safety section in ‘Safety and Well’ being for more details.