At The Crescent Primary School, we strongly believe that it is important to prepare our learners for an ever changing digital world. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety. These strands are used throughout the school and are taught through different topics using different applications and technologies. We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technology and feel confident in using it across the entire curriculum. We aim to ensure that all children have access to different technologies at the school that will enhance their learning experience.
At The Crescent Primary School, we aim to give equal access and entitlement to the computing curriculum for all children. We teach computing to all children, whatever their ability. It is part of the school curriculum policy to provide a broad and balanced education to all. We provide learning opportunities that are matched to the needs of children. Pupils have the opportunity to work independently and as a team to build resilience and self-esteem through different tasks. In particular the idea of working in teams is vital in coding and debugging tasks.
The Computing Curriculum provides access to opportunities and experiences that some children may not have the opportunity to have. Different technologies allow pupils to access learning opportunities, whatever their ability.
Here are some examples of the IT equipment we use:
Microbits - physical computing
Crumbles – physical computing