Computing: The school is now undertaking the new Computing Curriculum across every year group. The curriculum is split into 3 sections: Computer science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
Within the new curriculum there is a large element of coding and computer programming where the children will get to do some exciting work with robotics and use a computer program to make games and animations. Particular emphasis will be on using the computer program ‘Scratch’ which can be downloaded for free from the internet if children want to work on it at home.
The school is now undertaking the new Computing Curriculum across every year group. The curriculum is split into 3 sections: Computer science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. Within this new curriculum there is also a firm emphasis on E-safety. There is a large element of programming and coding where the children get to use lots of different types of software to build, problem solve and debug their own and other people’s programs. The software that the children use in school is all accessible on the internet, so they can use what they have learned at home.
One particular program that the children enjoy using and are becoming very competent at is ‘Scratch’. This program is suitable for all ages from year 6, down to year 2.
As part of the drive in this school to get the children enthusiastic about programming, we have also undertaken a computing week where the children had the wonderful opportunity to meet a real life robot called NAO and take part in programming workshops. Years 1, 2 and 3 all took part in ‘Scratch’ workshops to introduce them to programming and years 4, 5 and 6 took part in workshops that involved using exciting ‘Lego Mindstorm’ robots. We hope that this is something that we will continue in the future as the feedback from staff and children has been very positive.
The work that is being done on the computing curriculum is ongoing and we hope to develop this exciting curriculum further with a view to being outstanding.