Computing is the teaching and learning tool of the 21st century. In a modern, technological world an understanding of computing is a key skill for everyday life.
Computing replaces the previously taught subject of ICT. Now, in addition to the study and use of systems which allow you to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information children will also have the opportunity to learn computer programming skills as well as learning how to keep themselves safe when online. Although computers are the most obvious of the systems involved in the teaching of computing, children will also have the opportunity to use digital and video cameras, programmable toys and equipment, calculators, voice recorders and data logging equipment.
At Bordesley Green Primary school we currently teach Computing through a weekly skills lesson as well as via a themed topic approach to learning. Opportunities for using and developing Computing skills are carefully planned into the topics of each year group. Each class has access to an interactive whiteboard and a bank of wireless laptops which also allow for regular cross curricular Computing opportunities within other subject areas, particularly English and Mathematics.
The school's aims are:
to ensure all children receive a relevant, enjoyable and challenging curriculum for Computing
to ensure that technology is used as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
to offer cross curricular links through Computing
to ensure that children are given opportunities to regularly practice and develop their skills in Computing
to equip our children with a solid understanding of e-safety and ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe when using computing equipment
If you would like any further information regarding the teaching of Computing at Bordesley Green School please contact Miss Begum.