Computing at Abbotswood
Rationale for the computing curriculum at Abbotswood
At Abbotswood Primary School, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to use and experience a range of new technologies. We aim to encourage children to become computer literate, enabling them to fulfil their potential in an increasingly computer-dominated world. Learning key computer skills develops essential typing, research, coding and data handling concepts, which will support our children throughout their future.
Aims of computing at Abbotswood:
As a school we aim to:
- Provide children with an exciting, high-quality, computing education that produces competent, confident computer users, who are digitally literate by the time they leave the school.
- Ensure that our children have a secure knowledge of online safety and have the skills to tackle any upsetting or inappropriate content they might access online.
- Deliver a computing curriculum that is in accordance with the National Curriculum (September 2014).
- Use computers to enhance the teaching of the National Curriculum in computing and other subjects.
- Provide pupils with a range of opportunities to use computer software.
- Ensure computing is used, when appropriate, to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities.
How is computing taught at Abbotswood?
Computing is taught weekly at Abbotswood Primary School. The children are given the opportunity to use a range of technologies including laptops, I-pads and a range of physical resources (Beebots and Probots). To enhance the well-structured and progressive computing curriculum with clear links between year groups, the school makes use of a range of computer programmes including Discovery Education coding as well as many cross-curricular programmes, for example; TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.
Online safety is a key element of the computing curriculum and at Abbotswood, a minimum of 1 lesson is taught each term, following the Digital Literacy scheme of work.
If you have any questions about computing, please contact our computing subject leader - Miss Sian Griffiths.