“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world” (Taken from the Programme of Study for Computing, National Curriculum 2014).
At Britannia, we are keen to ensure that we provide pupils with a high-quality computing education and keep pace with the rapidly changing world of technology around us. We have a dedicated ICT suite for weekly Computing lessons alongside a variety of devices to enhance learning across the curriculum. Our lessons and units of work are constantly adapted to ensure that we are providing an engaging, progressive Computing curriculum through our Britannia Curriculum Concepts - 'Online Safety', 'Programming', 'Create Digital Content', Technological Purpose', and 'Effective Searching'. Basing the planning of our curriculum around these concepts allows the pupils to make links between units of work as they move through the school, which in turn helps them to use prior learning to support their new learning.
The national curriculum now has a much greater focus on computer science and there are opportunities within every year group to create, debug and learn a programming language through software like Kodu and Scratch.
Every class has an interactive whiteboard and visualiser, as well as access to iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, digital cameras and a wide range of software.