Subject - Computing
Why do we teach what we teach? (Our intent)
Computing is a practical subject, in which invention and resourcefulness are encouraged; this leads to children who are curious, creative and courageous. We want our children to be prepared to thrive in the technologically-rich world that we live in. We want our pupils to a have a high level of computer literacy so they are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, better prepared as they move on through education and into adult life.
How do we teach it? (Our implementation)
We have a variety of resources for teaching computing here at Oak Green, including laptops, (Google) Chromebooks, as a Google School, and 15 iPads per year group, amongst other resources. These are all well-utilised and timetabled by staff for pupils to use each week. We are enabled for Remote Learning through our use of Google Suite applications, including Google Classroom and several online and software packages and our extensive loaning of equipment. As well as hardware, we have numerous pieces of software to support staff and pupils with the teaching and learning of computing. We use STEM Teach Computing to support our curriculum and use software such as Scratch, Microsoft Office and practical hardware such as ‘Beebots’ to provide children with an enriched learning experience.
What is the difference that this makes? (Our impact)
By the end of their time at Oak Green, children will have a solid understanding of word processing and presentation skills as well as being able to write clear and concise procedures for coding.