At Rodings Primary School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Each of our classrooms is fitted with a bank of Chromebooks.
The Computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We intend for our children to master Computing to an extent that they can go on to have careers within Computing and make use of Computing effectively in their everyday lives. We will ensure that our children will be taught to use technology responsibly and carefully. They will be taught Computing in a way that ensures progression of skills and builds on previous learning. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
We provide a technology‐rich learning environment for children and teachers. All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard, a visualiser, a tablet and access to a wired and wireless network to support the use of our Chromebooks and iPads. Teachers and children have access to a wide range of software and hardware to enhance the curriculum. We enrich learning with Kapow, Scratch and various iPad apps as well as igniting curiosity with handheld devices, such as Beebots.
Our Computing curriculum is designed with the national curriculum as a starting point, we also make reference to the ‘Education for a Connected World’ document as it enables the development of teaching and learning as well as guidance to support children and young people to live knowledgeably, responsibly and safely in a digital world.