Computing encompasses two main areas:
- Preparing our children to be competent, safe users of a range of digital equipment (computers, photographic and recording equipment, tablets, mobile phones etc).
- Developing our children's understanding of how the technology we use daily actually works, the science behind the computers.
During KS1 the children will progressively develop skills in programming, creating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully. These skills will be further developed in KS2 and in addition the children will learn about computer modelling, networking and how the internet and search engines work.
Where learning is enhanced by its use children will use a variety of ICT equipment across the curriculum, selecting the appropriate hardware and software for the task, on a regular basis. Computing skills however will be taught in dedicated computing lessons. In addition to a new media suite, each classroom has access to a range of ICT devices and software. From Reception upwards our aim is for pupils to become as confident and skilled as possible in order to fully empower them in our increasingly technological age.