Computing is learning about how computers and computer systems work, how to design and build programs, how to develop ideas and create a range of content using technology. It covers topics such as understanding how the internet works, finding out about the uses and impact of technology beyond school and learning about the history of computing and its pioneers.
London Colney Primary School has made a major investment in technology to maximize the achievement of our children across the curriculum and to prepare them to participate in a rapidly changing world. There is a set of 6 iPads in every classroom to ensure computing is embedded across the curriculum. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard to enhance teaching and learning these are being updated to smart screens as part of a rolling programme. The school’s wifi systems and other infrastructure have recently been upgraded to support this technology.
At London Colney Primary School, pupils learn to use different sources of technology to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to use computing skills to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. To ensure we meet the objectives of the computing curriculum, we are following Rising Stars Switched On Computing. This offers a thematic based approach which teaches children about computing skills in a real life context.