Computing and Technology
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The Computer Studies curriculum provides children with a wide range of opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy the world of technology to the full.
Computer Studies is taught as a discrete subject to all classes from Years 1 to 8. ICT is also used as a tool in many other subject lessons, such as; MyMaths, data collection, research and write-ups. In Computer Studies the children are given the opportunity to broaden their skills, encompassing programming, Microbits, touch-typing, spreadsheets, 3D graphic design, stop-motion animation, video filming and editing, green screen technology and robotics, to name a few.
The programming journey begins in Reception where 4-year-olds learn about algorithms using a programmable robot from Primo's Cubetto. In the Lower School they use Beebots on a world map, and further up the school they learn to programme using Scratch, Kodu and Python.
The school is a member of Code Club and enthusiastic programmers from Year 5 upwards can immerse themselves in after-school clubs.
Children also get regular opportunities to practise and improve their touch-typing speed and accuracy.
Chris Leakey, Computer Studies Coordinator