Computers and technology are now part of everyday life. We believe that an understanding of computer science and technology is essential to understanding the world in which we live.
At Handcross technology is at the core of everything we do. We are fortunate enough to have enough IPad's for every child in KS2 and enough for one between two in KS1. We use these in all areas of the curriculum to help our pupils to make progress.
There are three main strands of the computing curriculum: digital literacy, computing and coding and internet and communication.
Digital Literacy- Consists of selecting and using different software and hardware to collect, analyse and present information as well carry out specific tasks such as creating films on iMovie, writing presentations based on something learnt in a topic, editing and manipulating pictures for different purposes, word processing, using apps such as Seesaw etc.
Computing and Coding- Consists of using both text based and click selection coding software to design different programmes and solve problems.
Internet and Communication- Consists of understanding what the internet is, how it works and its purpose as well as how to communicate effectively and safely using different online medias.
We include regular teaching of e-safety during each unit of work as well as an e-safety enrichment day (Internet Safety Day). This ensures that children feel confident when using computers and the Internet, and know what to do if they come across something either inappropriate or uncomfortable.
Websites to support computing at home: