The National Curriculum: Computing
The national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. The children will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
Computing at Petersfield Infant School
Our school is very well resourced with both hardware and software. Every class has a PC and an Interactive Whiteboard a set of Bee-Bots or Blue-Bots (programmable toys), Key Stage One classes have a ‘bank’ of 10 iPads in each class and there are 20 iPads in Year R, Talking tins (Child friendly Dictaphones). Each year group has access to Easi-scopes (Microscopes that can connect to the computer), remote control cars and Easi-Ears (Wireless headphones). The ICT Suite has 15 PCs and a touchscreen Whiteboard, which classes are timetabled to use across the week.
Specific Computing skills are explicitly taught each half term in every year group. These Computing skills are then used daily in our school to enhance teaching and learning across all subjects.
Our school is supported by weekly visits from our Drift ICT Technicians.
We had fun on Silver Surfers’ Day!
Every year we host a Silver Surfers event at our school, where we invite Grandparents into school to work with their children on the PCs or iPads. Once again we were delighted to see so many Grandparents in school having a fantastic time working with their Grandchildren.