In the new Primary Curriculum 2014, Computing becomes a new focus and a core subject. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.


Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


We also ensure Information and Communication Technology is used as a cross curricular subject and is taught in all areas of the curriculum. The school has an ICT suite containing 30 PC’s which are linked to the Internet, as well as 30 netbooks and 20 ipads which are used wirelessly, allowing us to both teach ICT skills and to use ICT to support other areas of the curriculum. Each class uses this suite for at least 1 hour each week. The school has a wide range of Educational and PC software as well as a range of other equipment, roamers, digital cameras, scanners, and portable data loggers etc. to support the use of Computing in the curriculum. Each class has an Interactive whiteboard which is used by the teacher and pupils during lessons.


We currently teach ICT skills in line with Switched On ICT scheme of Work published by Rising Stars.