We are Digital Explorers
“Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.”
Alan Turing OBE - Inventor of the Enigma Machine
Why should we learn about Computing?
Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.
How will it help children in later life?
Computing allows us to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. It is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and the future.
What can children expect in Computing at BPJS?
- Know how to stay safe online
- Access to iPads all with a range of educational and fun apps including Garageband, TT Rockstars, A.L.E.X., Mathletics and much more.
- Access to Chromebooks for word processing, data handling, creating amazing presentations, spreadsheets and coding
- Green screens - to make those amazing videos that look like you are in a newsroom , in the Alps or even under the sea.
- Wifi across the school - you can even take them outside onto the field during PE or art
- Become a Digital Leader in school
- Simulations for control - Using Crumble and Micro:Bit kits
- Create a branching database of your family tree
- Know who to talk to in school if you see or hear anything inappropriate online or through social media
What can parents expect ?
- Support to help your children to be safe online
- Advice to help you monitor your children's time on devices and apps
- Access for your child onto fun apps that they can use at home to aid learning
- Advice available to help talk to your child about their digital footprint
How we teach Computing at BPJS
Our BPJS Computing curriculum ensures a broad and balanced approach that builds on expectations of the National Curriculum (2014). We also use the Teach Computing scheme which is planned to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate skills progression, as outlined in the long term plan and helps to teach skills and progression in line with the National Curriculum.
Differentiation is key to delivering an effective and inclusive curriculum. All pupils' starting points are considered and activities and work is matched to ensure pupils reach their full potential, whilst supporting the child's learning. Adult support, a range of activities, equipment and resources can enable children of all abilities to access learning.
Our school will ensure that:
- all children have entitlement to a broad and balanced, enriching curriculum
- all children enjoy an active involvement in Computing
- all children have opportunities to experience a broad and balanced range of computing activities
- all children have opportunities to learn about computing using different platforms and from different media
- all children will be given equal access to the experience of computing regardless of their gender, race, disability, medical or other needs
- teachers use a variety of approaches that are matched to the activity and the ability of the children