Computing: The present and the future.
Computing is an ever changing subject and we are developing our provision all the time, adding both hardware and software to our systems. Children have an opportunity to use technology, not only to support the curriculum, but as a tool for learning.
Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Our well equipped computer suite includes touchscreens and pop up computers. Users of the suite include timetabled class groups, the children’s centre and after school clubs.
All our classrooms have computers that are connected to the internet and we have a bank of tablet PCs for our children to use in order to support their learning. There is a variety of other technology equipment including digital cameras, video cameras and Beebots. In addition, interactive 'Clevertouch' boards have also been installed in all classrooms.