The Blue School recognises that children are growing up in a rapidly developing technological world and that understanding information technology is a vital ‘life skill’ in modern society. Therefore, The Blue School believes that all children are entitled to gain the necessary skills and understanding as outlined in ‘The National Computing Curriculum’ to better prepare them for each stage of their learning. We believe that Computing should be an enjoyable and positive experience for all and that it not only increases competence but also builds confidence.
We give each child the opportunity to use Computing to find things out, develop ideas and make things happen; exchange and share information and to review, modify and evaluate their work as it progresses.
We use a wealth of software packages and hardware in order to gain the most out of Computing across the school, such as Espresso and Education City for teaching Coding.
Under the National Curriculum recommendations, by the end of Key Stage Two, pupils at The Blue School will be able to:
Computing is developing so fast and the children are becoming more advanced in relation to their Computing skills. The children leave The Blue School with a range of skills.
Laptops, computers and other technological aids are used throughout the school. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning.
Teachers across the school use technology to support other areas of the curriculum as well as their timetabled Computing slot.
Computing is taught as a specific subject in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two and classes are given slots for the Computer Suite. All classes (including Early Years) have a double session timetabled weekly.