With an ever-evolving modern society, the ability to use computing effectively is an essential life skill for our pupils. As computing is continually developing and new technologies are emerging, we as a school will strive to give all pupils the skills needed to prepare them for the future.
The Computing Curriculum is embedded into all other subject areas and is used to enhance and compliment many different areas of learning. Children have access to ICT equipment throughout the whole school day and we encourage children to be independent and use their initiative to support their own leaning through the use of computing. We offer all pupils a huge variety of software and apps that allow for children to use their own creativity.
All children are given the opportunity to develop skills in digital literacy (e-safety), computer science (coding) and IT (eg. word processing, presenting data).
Digital Leaders are elected from Key Stage 2 classes at the start of every academic year, and they attend Coding Club after school, which equips them with different skills which they can pass on to their peers. We encourage the children to take responsibility for the equipment and look after it, and a huge part of our Curriculum is children understanding that E-Safety is an essential part of our modern society. We talk to the children and hold meetings for parents on how to protect themselves online and ensure that they are being a safe, vigilant, responsible user of the internet.
Swiggle is a child-friendly search engine from the Online Safety experts at SWGfL.
Designed to make searching the internet for images or content more than just a bit hit and miss.
Swiggle can help you with your first steps on the road to better online searching.
Swiggle can be used on computers in school, and at home.