September 2014 signalled a new approach to teaching children about the world of ICT. Technology is developed at an alarmingly fast pace and so to ensure that our children keep up with developments as well as preparing them for the world of work, the emphasis is now on teaching them computer science. You can find out exactly what the children will be learning in each year group by clicking on the Curriculum Map from the drop down menu and we hope to very soon be able to post some of the children's learning online. The children are able to evaluate their learning and keep a record of their achievements which is passed up to the next teacher so that they can appreciate the progress they make as they move through the school. The use of class Netbooks, stand-alone computers, as well as our iPads, enable the children to have a broad experience and use of technology. At the heart of our teaching of any ICT is e-Safety, which is taught within subjects as well as discretely, and we aim to ensure that our children have the knowledge and confidence to keep themselves safe in an online world.
To support our development on the Computing Curriculum we have introduced 6 Computing Consultants. Part of their role is to learn all about the range of resources we use when delivering computing lessons so they can support children and teachers. They will also be able to suggest new resources that they discover and support other pupils with any E-Safety issues.
Their first newsletter is available here: Computing Consultants Newsletter 1