Computing at Stonebroom Primary and Nursery School
Computing plays an important role by supporting learning and providing opportunities to understand the changing world in which we live.
The 2014 Computing Curriculum is separated into three distinct strands that our children have opportunities to excel in:
Digital Literacy is concerned with developing pupils’ awareness of internet safety and the safe and appropriate use of technology in wider society. We cover digital literacy in every lesson, we also have ‘safety week’ every year (see ‘Keeping Safe’ policy) and take part in ‘Online Safety Day.’ Y4, 5 and 6 work with Chesterfield College. Y5 and 6 work through ‘Love Rocks’ (Barnardos). In addition, digital literacy is covered in regular assemblies and visitor workshops such as the police, NSPCC, parent e-safety workshops etc.
Code and computer programming was introduced as a key element of the National Curriculum for Computing in 2014. The computing scheme of work has been developed to allow pupils to become proficient at following and sequencing algorithms, debug programmes and design their own computer games & programmes. Each class have computing lessons once a week following planning that includes using specially adapted programmes such as Scratch.
All pupils receive additional Information Technology lessons in order to become efficient technology users. They will practise using word processing programmes, creating presentations, researching using the internet and become proficient at saving and organising their work. In Years 5 and 6 pupils are encouraged to apply these skills more readily to their work across the whole curriculum.
Pupils have regular access to computers and iPads. We currently have an IT suite with 32 working laptops and a class set of 32 iPads.
Pupils have access to a number of quality subscriptions including: Scholastic Pro, Purple Mash, SumDog, TT Rockstars and RM Maths.
The school also has its own website and App which are easily accessed by parents and the wider community to find a range of useful information about our school.