Computing is part of the diverse and varied curriculum at Greythorn and we believe that it plays a vital role in preparing our children for the future. Computing is taught both discretely and across the curriculum. Currently in Year 1-6, computing is taught as a lesson during PPA sessions by one of our experienced members of staff. This ensures that there is consistency across classes and clear progression through the different year groups. Over a two year cycle children will learn skills and knowledge in the following areas: data, programming, multi-media, online and e-safety.
E-safety is a vital part of our computing teaching and is taught specifically yearly. It is also revisited termly with every child signing a shared code of conduct.
Through teaching, children have the opportunity to interact with many different programs and devices including laptops, iPads, tablets, Beebots and different devices.
On top of specific computing lessons the skills are transferred across the curriculum and opportunities are given for children to use their programming and multi-media skills across other areas of the curriculum such as creating graphs and charts using 2graph in maths or using PowerPoint to create a factual presentation on different planets. Year 5 and 6 children also have the opportunity to join Code Club to work on their programming skills.