Computing has replaced what was once referred to as ICT (Information and Communication Technology). For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work and computers are now part of everyday life.‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.
The Curriculum is delivered through the use of cross curricular themes that underpin our Learning Challenge themed topics. The Computing Curriculum at Sunny Bank Primary School is designed to prepare our pupils for the digital world they live in and is split into the following six areas:
- Digital photography (graphics, images and animation skills)
- E-communication (Using discussion boards, blogs, email and video conferencing)
- Instructions and Events (Computer programming and data logging skills)
- Sorting Information (simulations, data bases and digital research)
- Sounds (Recording and editing digital audio)
- Text and multimedia (word processing and presentation skills)
These skills are embedded across all year groups from Reception through to Year 6. The pupils are encouraged to apply the skills they have learnt independently as they progress through the school.