Computing is an important part of children’s education at Broadwater. We want our children to be equipped with the relevant skills that will prepare them for the world of tomorrow. We embrace the constant changes children face in the modern world and seek to teach them the tools they may need to grow with the fast pace of today’s technological advancements.
As well as providing children with the skills to be able to utilise technology, we also believe it is vitally important for children to be aware of and understand the dangers that can come with the use of different devices both on and offline. E-safety skills are regularly taught and reinforced across the school in all year groups, ensuring that whenever children are exposed to technology, they are able to use it confidently and responsibly. We believe that by teaching children these technological skills, they can develop a deeper understanding of how technology can enhance their learning across a broader range of subjects.
How we teach Computing
The Computing curriculum has been designed to link with our Discovery Curriculum. This allows pupils to make rich links across their learning as well as proving contexts for their computing skills. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
The curriculum covers the key areas of Computing:
- Digital Literacy
- Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Online Safety
These areas are revisited on a regular basis in order to build on the children’s prior learning. These are taught through a range of different technologies, such as: Chromebooks, iPads and virtual reality headsets. We also have access to an array of different computer programmes accessed via these devices such as google docs, google slides and scratch. We believe it is important that children have the opportunity to be exposed to the most up to date and relevant technology to ensure that they are as well equipped with their understanding of technology and its impact on learning.
Take a look at some of the resources used in computing at Broadwater: