In what is an increasingly technological world, we know that computing and digital literacy is vitally important for the children of Heybrook to be successful in their future careers and daily lives. A high-quality computing curriculum is therefore an essential component of a modern primary education. We believe that our computing curriculum at Heybrook is effective because it is well sequenced, challenging and engaging. We recognise that computing has deep links with mathematics, science and DT whilst providing insights into both natural and artificial systems. ‘Computational thinking’ is valued as a key aspect of computer science at Heybrook.
We work hard to ensure that our children gain experience in using a wide range of technology and computer programmes. Likewise, we challenge our children to build their knowledge and skills across the computing spectrum, from programming and multimedia to data handling and using technology. Most importantly, we are committed to keeping our children safe online whilst providing them with the knowledge and confidence to be able to do so for themselves.
We aim to:
- Actively promote creativity, engagement and enthusiasm for computing and information technology
- Teach fundamental computing and ICT knowledge and skills in the fields of programming, multimedia, using technology and handling data
- Provide a wide range of experiences and contexts through which computing is taught including robotics, gaming, e-books and more
- Emphasise the importance of staying safe online and educate our pupils on how to do so
- Teach our children how to use technology responsibly and considerately, being mindful of how their behaviour, words and actions can affect others
- Use computing and information technology to enhance subjects from the wider curriculum and provide opportunities for further research and knowledge acquisition
Our curriculum map for computing clearly sets out the sequence of learning in this subject:
Computing Curriculum Map 2022-23
Our computing policy provides further details on how the subject is organised:
Computing Policy 2022-23
What our children say
After we finished building with the Lego, we got to code it and make our robot move.
We created our own characters on Scratch.
Scripting is my favourite because it teaches you how to make games.
We've been able to use Scratch, Hopscotch and Lego WeDo this year.
I really enjoyed working as a team!
What it looks like
Computing at Heybrook