Computing

  • Children use computers and technology from the moment they enter nursery.  Currently, children have access to PCs, laptops and iPads.  Early Years classes also have access to touch screen technology which supports their curriculum. The children gradually use more complex programs and learn more advanced skills appropriate to their age and ability.  It is our vision that by the time they leave school, children will be responsible digital citizens and confident and competent users of computers and technology for a variety of purposes, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, coding and information retrieval.  Children’s digital literacy is developed across all areas of the curriculum, using technology to enhance learning in other subjects, in addition to discrete Computing lessons.  While the content of computing units link, where appropriate, to Cornerstones ILPs, teachers’ planning and teaching of computing skills is complemented by range of published resources and schemes such as Switched On ICT, Code Club and Barefoot Computing.