Computing

Computing
 
Intent
 

At Bramingham Primary School, we believe that all children deserve a high-quality Computing education delivered throughout the curriculum. In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing, we intend to provide our pupils with the skills needed to embrace and participate in an ever-changing world of technology.  

It is our intention to enable children to confidently and responsibly find, question, explore, analyse, exchange and present information.  Our aim is to ensure that our children leave Bramingham Primary School computer literate, knowing, remembering and understanding more in computing developing them into the next generation of digital citizens. Being able to use a range of technology safely is a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative, independent and curious learners. It is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this through both discrete teaching of skills and a cross curricular approach. 

Aims

  • provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable computing curriculum for or all children
  • meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for computing
  • use technology as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
  • respond to new developments in technology appropriately

Curriculum

The Computing Curriculum can be divided into three inter-related strands:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Literacy

 

At Bramingham Primary school the computing curriculum is taught throughout the school day and is incorporated into a creative curriculum. Pupils have access to a variety of hardware such as iPads and laptops which they can use across the school, as well as a range of day to day technology such as microphones, digital cameras, computer programming toys and more. Pupils also have access to a range of software including, Doodles, Zu3D, Puppet Pals, 2Simple and much more.

At Bramingham Primary School, it is important that the skills of computer science and computer literacy are not just delivered in isolation and stand-alone computing lessons. We believe that in-cooperating these skills and applying them for a purpose shows our pupils the benefits of technology in our world and the outcomes that can be achieved. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to input and edit text, images, photographs and even sound. Therefore, we believe that the computing curriculum should be incorporated into other parts of the curriculum which the children also thrive. This gives our pupil’s natural excitement and interest in computing where teachers can deliver computing linked to exciting topics. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and visualisers, which provide access to a greater range of resources and teaching methods used to promote outstanding learning.  

E-Safety
It is important to us that pupils receive the full benefits of the technology we have to offer but it is equally important to us that our pupils are educated on using technology safely. E-safety is rooted in our curriculum and is continually revisited throughout the year.  It is vital that our pupils are aware of how to ensure they stay safe when using technology in school and at home, as well as educating our children of where to seek help if they do come across something that concerns them when using technology. Please visit the E-safety link for further information. https://www.bramingham.net/website/e-safety/297621
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