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), Cameras and Tuff Cams (hand held camcorders), 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). Each year group also has a large set of iPads. The ICT Suite has 15 PCs and a touchscreen Whiteboard, which classes are timetabled to use twice a week.
We have successfully achieved the ICT Mark. Planning and resources were highly praised in the report – which are all shared though our school network. The report also commented on the enthusiasm & excitement of the children in Computing.
Computing is planned for each half term in every year group, with an aim of linking the objectives to other areas of the curriculum, to give the subject a real purpose.
Our school is supported by two visits from our Drift ICT Technicians a week.
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, iPads or tablets. Once again we were delighted to see so many Grandparents in school having a fantastic time working with their Grandchildren.