Computing

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

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.  

Bramingham Primary School’s aims are to:

  • 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
SEND
We at Bramingham Primary School believe all children should have access to the curriculum. Our aim is 'to meet individual needs to the best of our ability'. Children with special education needs have access to range of technologies and where additional resources are required to enable individual access, every effort is made to ensure that these are provided: for example, larger keyboards, track-ball controls or switched access.
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
London Grid For Learning
 
Every child should have received a username and password for the LGFL website. Please ask your class teacher if you have not received this. 
Some useful links
Have a look at the different Computing across Bramingham Primary!
Have a read through what the children across the different year groups have got to say about computing at Bramingham Primary School!