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Computing

Our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which enables children to be digitally literate; understand the fundamentals of computer science and how these can be used to solve problems; as well as ensuring that our children are responsible, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Computing Curriculum

Curridge Primary School follows the National Curriculum for Computing and in line with this, at least half of children's lessons focus on programming and coding. This ensures that our children will be equipped with the skills they will need for the workplace of the future. We use DB Primary, Scratch and Purple Mash to deliver the programming and coding elements of the curriculum. The children enjoy regular cross-curricular opportunities to put their ICT skills into practice, for example creating a presentation in English or entering information into a database and interpreting graphs in mathematics.

Each year group focuses upon the common computing and ICT themes of:

  • Algorithms and Programing
  • Data Retrieving and Organising
  • Communicating and Presenting
  • Internet
  • E-Safety

E-Safety

Computing Resources

We value technology in the classroom, and every classroom has an interactive whiteboard which Class Teachers use to make learning visual and exciting.  We have many resources in school to develop children's computing and digital literacy skills. Currently, we utilise:

  • a mobile suite of laptops
  • a suite of 8 LearnPad tablets in Holly, Willow and Beech
  • two iPads available for children independently in Rowan class
  • a full set of Lego WeDo - used to develop children's programming skills
  • a set of floor robots to develop programming and debugging skills from reception to Year 6
  • a range of other ICT resources, such as digital voice recorders and programmes to support SEN