Computing is a subject that will prepare children to work effectively in the new digital world by enabling them to use technology effectively for a range of purposes. There are three main aspects of the Computing curriculum; Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. E-safety is a key component of the Digital Literacy aspect of the Computing curriculum in which children learn how to stay safe online.
At St Mellion we aim for children to become confident, safe and enthusiastic in Computing. We ensure that pupils have access to age-appropriate devices, including laptops, chromebooks and iPads. We link our Computing curriculum into our ‘umbrella theme’ wherever we can, teaching skills explicitly within a wider context. In areas such as Coding, specific lessons are taught to ensure elements such as programming and debugging are incorporated.
We use a variety of online resources to promote and practice key skills in other curriculum areas e.g Times Table Rockstars and Accelerated Reader. Your pupil will have passwords so that he/she can access these at home and school.