The use of Computing is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At Lady Bankes Primary School, we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
Teachers use technology as a way to teach children the necessary skills for their future. Our aim is to enhance, extend and deepen their learning through access to a range of resources and information. Throughout the computing curriculum, the children are active programmers, researchers and bloggers, they are provided with opportunities to develop and gain confidence in their computing ability which can therefore be transferred
At Lady Bankes Primary School we understand the responsibility we have to educate our pupils on e-safety issues; teaching them appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom. Whilst we celebrate and promote E-Safety days, we feel that E-Safety should be discussed within every Computing lesson to ensure our children understand their responsibility for staying safe online and how/who to report any issues to.
We have heavily invested in computing resources since 2018 to provide staff and children with the opportunities to continue to develop their computing skills. We have PC’s which the children use within their Computing lesson and iPads which are used to develop and enhance the wider curriculum. These resources are ensuring that Lady Bankes Primary School is moving in the right direction and continuing to strive towards the future.
Scheme of work
Teachers in KS2 have embedded their knowledge and understanding of a scheme implemented from September 2019. Computing lessons are delivered using these progressive plans which provides detail lesson plans and resources which are user friendly and compatible with our systems. KS1 have begun to familiarise themselves with a government lead scheme of work which was implemented from September 2021. This scheme also allows teachers to deliver lessons using progressive plans which provide lesson plans and resources which are user friendly and compatible with our systems. This new scheme of work will ensure the children receive the best curriculum which will give them the grounding knowledge and skills to progress for the future.
The Children at Lady Bankes Primary School