Computing

Word Art created by our pupils to describe what Computing means to them.

“Empowering children to shape the world of tomorrow”

We use Kapow to support the delivery of National Curriculum 2014.

The teaching of computing is split into three areas: computational thinking, digital literacy and computer hardware. Through teaching these three areas, children learn a wide range of skills from understanding what an algorithm is to using technology safely.  These are skills that are applicable to daily life and will ensure children have the skills necessary in future educational settings and their later careers.

Our computing lessons provide our pupils with the necessary skills to become part of society. They also engage the children and spark their imagination and interest. Computing develops the children’s problem solving skills and resilience, especially when something does not work correctly. Through problem solving, children will begin to appreciate how advanced and clever technology has become and to consider how technology may evolve in the future.

Our aim is for our children to leave Elmridge Primary digitally literate. The ability to use, create and access the ever-widening range of technology. Children will have access to iPad and laptops to enable them to explore a variety of different apps and programs. Each year, the children will build upon skills learned previously. Year 1 begin their journey into programming with using BeeBots as a basis then moving onto using Scratch in year 2. Computing is used widely in other subjects, from creating a presentation to composing music. Most importantly, we want our children to become responsible, confident, creative and competent users of technology.

Long Term Plan

Ideas for computing at home:

Online safety packs for children:

E Safety for children

BBC Bitesize

Hour of Code

Barefoot Computing

Please also see our eSafety page for details of how parents can support children whilst online.