Computing

You can email through your TV, surf the internet on your mobile phone, even do the weekly shop from the comfort of your own home via your PC; modern technology is changing the way we live and work. Our children need to learn how to manage it all – to get hold of information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs. That’s where their computing lessons come in!

 

Children learn how to safely navigate the internet and communicate through emails, develop digital photography skills, use sound and video recording equipment and access a wide variety of software. Interactive whiteboards throughout the school, along with laptops,  i-pads, digital microscopes, digital cameras and voice recorders, to name but a few available resources, ensure that computing can be used as a learning tool throughout the curriculum.

 

Staying safe when using technology is vitally important. E-safety is taught throughout the year and children are aware of the procedures that are in place, in order to ensure they are safe when online.

 

At Laurel Avenue Primary School computing is taught through topics using a skills based curriculum.

Pupils use computing tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. Computing is used to access ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources.

 

We aspire for our children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We hope to develop a culture where the use of ICT becomes second nature to our pupils, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances in their futures.

 

All topics are reviewed yearly and changed to meet the interests of the children, the requirements of the curriculum and topical events or current issues in the wider world.

 

For further information on the current years’ topics please see individual Class areas.