At Hagbourne CE Primary School we understand how important high-quality computing education is for children and this is reflected in our vision ‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’. We are all dedicated to ensuring our pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The governors and staff are committed to providing the children with confidence and understanding of computational thinking and skills. To aid this the governors have ensured a reasonable budget to ensure we have the right technology to enable us to teach the children and for the children to develop these skills. In September 2016 we started our journey with Chromebooks, two sets to share across the school.
Each year we start with E-Safety teaching and continue this throughout the year. This is to ensure that children use technology safely and respectfully. They learn how to keep personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. See our E-Safety Scheme of work here and our E-Safety Policy here.
Another area of Computing is for children to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. children have been using The Hour of Code. This is an online programming site that allows children to build their skills in this area.
To see the full National Curriculum for Computing please click here.
Watch this space for up dates on our exciting Computing journey.