Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
Our curriculum for computing has been developed to equip our pupils with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through our newly mapped Computing curriculum pupils will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
In addition to developing computational thinking, pupils will have numerous opportunities to apply their skills across a range of devices and scenarios. Pupils will develop a deep understanding of how to access the Internet safely and securely, putting it into practice across our range of online learning resources.
In January 2016, we achieved Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) status. Not only does this celebrate the fantastic application of mobile technology at school, it also allows us to share outstanding practice with fellow practitioners in the Sefton and surrounding area. To find out more about the Apple RTC, visit our website at www.seftonrtc.weebly.com.
Computing is an essential element of teaching and learning to provide children with the skills and tools necessary to become successful in the 21st century. Our children have enjoyed using our learning platform at home for blogging, send emails and getting involved in forum discussions.
"I like sending my friends emails on the Learning Platform" Year 3 pupil.
"I love playing on Busy Things at home and at school" Year 2 pupil.