Computing Vision 2020
What does Computing look like now?
Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. Out Computing will provide all our children with the skills, creativity, and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
The children have many opportunities to use technology. While all the basics IT skills are covered, e.g. making a simple Word document, or using Paint programs, the children’s experience soon develops and so they are beginning to blog, make web pages, create computer games and animation. As they go through the school, they will explore augmented reality and social networking, coding and generate content for younger children as well. We believe it gives them all the experiences they need to prepare them for 21st century lifestyles.
The use of Computing also enhances and extends our children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst contributing to motivation and the development of social skills.
At Hambleton, the standards of attainment across the school will exceed that which is expected of our children nationally as we aim to utilize the most up to date resources and recognize the need to remain aware of the potential uses of any emerging technologies.
At present, each classroom contains a class iPad, which is used for evidencing learning and a teacher’s laptop and netbook linked to the interactive whiteboard. All children have access to a piece of technology and most children in our school are enrolled on our 1:1 iPad scheme. We also have a whole school set of Computers, where every computer in the school is linked to student shared area.
A high-quality computing education at Hambleton aims to prepare children for more advanced computing at high school and beyond. We also enable children to grasp coding at quite an intermediate level including using physical systems.
Computing – The best we can be…
We want our children to continue developing and applying skills within Computer Science and beyond therefore CPD for all staff in using Physical Systems will be instrumental to ensure children’s children can be the best they can be.
Computing will be taught from a key-skills curriculum ensuring all children have an ability to access to Information Technology, Digital Media, and Computer Science. We are also looking to bring in a Computer Science Week, where children can become immersed in the world of ‘code’ and using physical systems for control purposes.