Through computing at Abberley Parochial VC Primary School, we will equip our pupils to use creativity and curiosity to understand and change the world. 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 construct programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate and able to clearly communicate information, 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.
Pupils will be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills required to know where to go for advice, which adults they can trust for help and will have an in depth understanding of how they can keep themselves safe and others while online.
Pupils will explore our school values and attributes and will be encouraged to ask questions, reflect, and gain an understanding on how these values can contribute to preparing them for life and work in an ever-changing technological world.
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” John Dewey
Some areas of the National Curriculum for Computing are covered in other subjects e.g. digital images in art & design, digital music composition in music, data handling in maths.
At Abberley, we are passionate about teaching the importance of staying safe while online and have allocated a whole computing unit per year to teach age-appropriate lessons about HOW pupils can achieve this. The values group 'Safety' is also responsible for ensuring all pupils remember their online learning lessons throughout the whole school year and if any pupils have any concerns, they are always approachable. The Safety Group plan and deliver collective worship throughout the year to reinforce how to keep safe while working online, and as a school we annually celebrate 'National Internet Day'.
The Safety Values group created their own online safety film to share some of these important messages about online safety.