To develop computing skills all children have regular planned access to computer systems and other equipment such as iPads, cameras, robots and music systems. Our computing room allows staff to provide concentrated whole class or group teaching. Interactive whiteboards are in every classroom and are used for teaching across all areas of the curriculum. We have portable laptop computers for use in classrooms and for small group support. Throughout each year, we complete specific units of work related to E Safety. Our E Safety Policy is sent home so that parents are aware of what we do to ensure children are taught to stay safe online.
The core of Computing curriculum is computer science. Children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Our computing curriculum ensures that children at Sele First School become digitally literate – able to use, 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 use the robust criteria held with the ICT Quality Mark to benchmark our provision at Sele First School to help ensure we provide and outstanding curriculum offer. This award is given to schools with good use of technology to support teaching, learning and school administration. Deservedly popular with schools such as Sele First School wanting to demonstrate both effective and mature use of technology.
The Acceptable Use Policy, e-Safety Policy and Code of Conduct should also be read in conjunction with this policy.
We ensure that all pupils:
• can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
• can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
• can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
• are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.