At Royton Hall Primary School, Computing is taught mainly cross curricular. The children will be provided with many opportunities to use different forms of technology. They will be taught how to use technology in a safe and effective way and use these skills in the wider world.
Throughout the school, the children will be taught the four main strands of the Computing curriculum to ensure that all pupils:
- Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
At Royton Hall, we aim to achieve this by providing opportunities:
For pupils to become familiar with and skilled in using computational technology and programming software.
To access equipment which supports pupils’ learning and individual needs.
To equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to be active participants in the today’s digital world.
To ensure that computing is integrated into the curriculum and underpins teaching and learning, assessment, reporting and recording within the school.
To provide access to a range of equipment to support pupils and staff. Desktop computers and laptops, whiteboards, control and data logging technology, digital cameras and tablets that create a challenging and stimulating environment inside and outside the classroom.
It is taught continually throughout the curriculum, however we will be delivering specific E-Safety lessons throughout the year, and the school has a yearly Internet safety day.