At Smallwood CE Primary School, we believe that computing is an integral part of preparing children to live in a world where technology is continuously and rapidly evolving, including being thankful for the technology we have. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology; and is used as part of our creative curriculum throughout all subjects to encourage the children to work creatively. Computing also ensures that pupils increase their knowledge and develop their skills to 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. We encourage the children to become resilient when using computers and continuously strive to improve their skills.
All children from EYFS through to Year 6 follow a scheme of work created by the Computing leads that is supported by SLT and governors and is in line with the national curriculum and is relevant to the world in which they live.
We consciously ensure that both children and parents are up to date with E-Safety. E-Safety is fed into all computing lessons. As a result, the children have produced many displays around the school demonstrating how they can stay safe online and they can confidently discuss this both inside and outside of school.