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“Computing is not about computers any more. It is

about living.”

Nicholas Negroponte


Computing plays a vital role in the children’s lives and in society today. Computers are valuable tools, which may be used to further enhance the curriculum already in place within the school. Computers, iPads and tablets act as another resource in the classroom and enables another teaching approach, which teachers can use to stimulate and inform the pupils. Pupils can also plan, create and edit their own work whilst sharing it with a larger audience. This technology is an essential tool for supporting the children’s learning and the skills developed in Computing can be transferred across the curriculum. Although direct reference to British Values is not continuously made, the policy has been written with full awareness of our responsibility and commitment to this purpose.


The aims of Computing are:


  • pupils will understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • pupils will analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • pupils will evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • to create responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Year 5 have started a Global Blogging Project which can be found at please feel free to go to our blog and leave comments on the children's work and help them understand how to stay safe online.

Remember that children should be 13+ for apps like Snapchat, Instagram and websites like Facebook. Please be vigilant of what your children are doing online as we want to keep them safe and happy!

Useful links:

Barefoot Computing



NSPCC e-safety

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