At The Victory Primary School, computing is taught across the school and combines practical skills with an understanding of the technology used.
Our curriculum and materials use the government funded website Teach Computing.
Children, throughout every year group, are taught how to be digitally literate. The children are taught life skills such as using a laptop and ipad as well as using specific programmes such as Scratch.
Teaching and learning focuses on data handling, programming and finding information online. We use a range programmes throughout such Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Scratch and a range of web browers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Children also experience using other forms of technology such as Bee Bots to embed and solidify their learning.
Using programmes such as Word, Google Chrome and Excel allows children to have a greater understanding of technology and they will use these throughout their education and adult life.
Using Scratch and Bee Bots allow the children to understand the process of programming. We allow the children to examine the process of creating a set of instructions. In this the children experience problem solving as they will have to find solutions when their programming does not work.
The computing curriculum also feeds directly into the PSHE curriculum as children are taught E-Safety, staying safe online and using technology responsibly.