Computing is taught to develop children’s understanding of how computers work and how to use them. Children have the opportunity to use different technology throughout the school such as; computers, netbooks and iPad’s.
The children are taught about programming and algorithms, to understand how computers work. They are taught how to give specific instructions using unplugged methods; these methods enable learning without the use of technology.
We use technology such as bee-bots and pro-bots to teach computer science. We use them to follow and create algorithms. The children then move on to programming on the computers using software such as Textease, J2Code, and the bee-bot app on the iPad.
We use computing skills across the curriculum to support learning in other subjects. In Year One the children are able to use an app called Seesaw to show what they have been doing in their independent learning time. Year One are able to use QR codes to scan and find videos about learning within the different areas. In Year Two they use Showbie to collate what they have learnt so that teachers can review and challenge further.
This is an app we use called ‘Showbie’. It’s a way of children doing their work on the ipads and saving it to their own folder, it is used in Year 2.
This is an app called ‘SeeSaw’. It is a way of children sharing their learning by taking a picture and saving it using the app for the teacher to see. It is used in Year 1.