Our Computing Curriculum is taught from Nursery to Year 6 and children learn numerous skills. These skills are built upon year on year, until the end of year Key Stage Two where children will emerge accomplished in many aspects of computing. Within the computing curriculum children learn through completing projects and have to gain new skills to complete these units of work. Children in all key stages learn computer programming and coding, testing and debugging their apps as they go.
We have a wide variety of resources to support learning both in computing lessons and across the curriculum. We have a computing suite with 30 computers . This means every class has the opportunity for more than one session in the computer suite each week. Classrooms are well resourced with interactive whiteboards, laptops, PCs and cameras. All of which are used to enhance children’s learning. The school also makes use of shared resources such as computers and laptops a which can be used within lessons or as part of group work.
Our Computing Vision
Copenhagen Primary School values the fundamental part that technology plays in the life of the school.
We recognise the unique contribution that e-learning makes to the motivation and effectiveness of learners in our school and the role that the school has in preparing pupils for their future by improving their knowledge and understanding of how technology is an aid to learning. The dual delivery of a computing curriculum and e-learning to support other curriculum areas will empower pupils to learn creatively through innovative and flexible provision, directed by a progressive and differentiated syllabus. IT will be an integral communication tool within the school and to the wider community. We will use IT and computing to empower staff to work more efficiently, creatively and effectively to improve their teaching and the assessing of the pupils in their class.
How does your child uses computing at school?
Computing in schools is taught as a subject in its own right and also supports children’s learning in other subjects, including English and Mathematics. Within computing lessons children learn to use a wide range of computing skills including:
- Word processing to write stories, poems or letters
- Databases to record information, e.g. minibeasts databases
- Spread sheets to create tables, charts and graphs
- Desktop publishing to design posters, leaflets or cards
- Multimedia presentations to present text, pictures and sound
- Drawing programs to create pictures and designs
- Internet and CD-ROMs to find information
- Email to contact children and teachers in another school
- Digital cameras to record what they have done in class or on a visit
- Electronic sensors to record changes in light, sound and temperature
- Computer coding to give instructions and make something happen
- Simulations to explore real and imaginary situations
- Website publishing to present ideas over the Internet.
How can I help my child at home?
Computing is not just about using a computer. It also includes the use of tablets, game consoles , controllable toys, digital cameras and everyday equipment such as a tape recorder or DVD player. Children can be helped to develop their computing skills at home by:
- Writing a letter to a relative
- Sending an email to a friend
- Drawing a picture on screen
- Using the Internet to research a class topic
- Planning a route with a controllable toy
- Using interactive games
- Playing on an educational App on a tablet