The way we teach Computing is to use technology in a variety of ways. The technology includes computer laptops, ipads, bee-bots and other electronic devices.
Children are taught to:
Understand that an algorithm is a precise set of instructions which digital devices use.
Understand that apps and programs work by following lots of these precise instructions.
Create simple programs and debug them to make them work correctly.
Use logical reasoning to predict what simple programs will do next.
Use technology to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school. For example, a wand used to count lambs on a farm, product scanners used in supermarkets, a SAT-NAV used in cars.
Use technology safely and respectfully with a good knowledge of e-safety and how to stay safe online.
Pupils begin to use distinct apps in creative ways. This allows children to explore skills through practical and fun experiences.
In the classrooms we use software for animation, word-processing, music composition, drawing for graphic illustration and art, and for many tasks designed to teach children about the need for online-safety.