Our vision for learning (Quoted from Teaching and Learning policy)
The vision for our school is to provide our children with the best possible start in life through the provision of a vibrant, engaging and relevant curriculum where children are challenged and inspired to excel. We strive to develop a community of life-long learners who are ready to succeed in the 21st century.
Computing education 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.
Books to support our learning in Computing
A Coder Like Me
Curious Sam has lots of questions. What is an algorithm? Could a robot be instructed to walk a dog? What is artificial intelligence? A day spent with Auntie Jo turns into a fascinating lesson in coding for Sam! They discover that the world is full of clever computers, find out about the language they "speak" and the brilliant coders who have helped us to understand it. Maybe Sam can try out some awesome coding projects and become a coder too?
One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems...
Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.
Computing at home
Want to continue your Computing learning at home?
Have a look at some of these ideas: