“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens in which we experience much of our world.”
OUR COMPUTING CURRICULUM
- To provide opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world.
- To provide the knowledge and understanding of ICT for children’s future both at home and for employment.
- To ensure digital literacy and develop computer scientists, who are competent and safe online.
- To develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills
DELIVERY AT KINGSTHORNE
At Kingsthorne, computing is taught in discreet computing lessons. The computing curriculum is delivered using support from the Purple Mash scheme of work, which has been organised to link with other subjects and provide the children with an immersive experience. Having discreet lessons means that the children can develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. Meaningful links are made between the computing curriculum at the wider curriculum.
In computing lessons, the children will use either the iPads or laptops in order to access a range of apps and software. Skills are regularly revisited and embedded through the themes we use: Coding and computational thinking, Spreadsheets, Internet and Email, Databases and graphing, Writing and presenting, Communication and networks, Using technology for Art, Design and Music.
THE KINGSTHORNE GUARANTEE
Throughout their time at Kingsthorne, we will ensure that every child will have the opportunity to…
Access to technology in every room
Take part in National Online safety workshops