Computing was introduced in its current form into the primary curriculum in 2015. In addition to the previously taught ICT content, coding (programming) was introduced in order to give today's pupils the necessary computing and problem solving skills for their future careers. In addition to coding, we look for opportunities throughout the whole curriculum to use and develop our computing skills.
Chestnut have started to explore and learn about algorithms. Using Beebots has allowed them to also explore the concept of debugging.
Beech and Sycamore class continue their coding journey by using Scratch (block-based visual programming language). Through years 1, 2 and 3, our pupils learn to create sequences of commands to move characters around the screen, loops to simplify the list of instructions, and IF statements to allow the instruction to differ based on a number of conditions.
Safer Internet Day 2019
Children took part in an assembly talking about how to stay safe when using the internet. Being SMART was the main focus. Children took part in a competition to design posters to inform others about the importance of safety whilst online.