Learning computing equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
The school has 15 Chromebooks for each of the Y1 to 6 classes, enabling access to Computing Technology on a ratio of 1:2, in order that the children can use the trechnology as they require. There are also 5 laptops per class which are wirelessly linked to a server, through which the children can access shared programmes and store children’s work. They can also print out their work using a colour photocopier/printer. Interactive Whiteboards are used in the classrooms enabling children to interact with computer software and support their visual learning. These whiteboards also support the demonstration of computer programs and are an extremely powerful teaching and learning tool. Children also use digital cameras to capture images.
The school website reflects the whole school approach to use of Computing and incorporates a range of children’s work, information, pictures and other key aspects of school life, with help for parents and children. This can be accessed at www.ntcps.co.uk