The new National Curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundations skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. It replaces a subject called ICT.
There is a focus on computational thinking and creativity, as well as opportunities for creative work in programming and digital media.
The introduction makes clear three aspects of the computing curriculum:
Computer science (CS), Information Technology (IT) and Digital Literacy (DL).
At Roe Green Infant and Roe Green Strathcona schools we believe computing equips children with the basic understanding of how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed. The core of computing is computer is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to transfer the knowledge to use within programming. Children will build on this knowledge and understanding pupils will then go and use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate.
We have a computing suite which has a range of desktop computers, laptops and iPads. These resources help, support and encourage the children I our curriculum subjects.
All our classrooms have an interactive whiteboard, internet and wifi access. At Roe Green Infant site the children have access to a set of 15 iPads that are shared across the school for whole class teaching.
Keeping our children safe - Online Safety
All our children use online resources with care and consideration for others. Our children are taught from an early age to be responsible when using online resources, including the internet, social media and email.