The school uses the National Curriculum as the basis of Computing planning. Computing is also taught through cross curricular topics as part of the Creative Curriculum. Our detailed plans and activities come from South Gloucestershire Computing Scheme of Work supplemented by Barefoot Computing. These plans enable us to teach computational thinking through practical and engaging activities, covering a wide range of areas.
The children learn the basic keyboard and mouse skills, then later develop skills in algorithms, logic, debugging, coding and programming. The children use ipads, computers, laptops beebots, probots and cameras. We also focus on e-safety, using the Thinkuknow website (https://thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/) to discuss staying safe on the internet.