Vision and Rationale
What does Computing look like at Burton Road Primary School?
Computing in Burton Road has changed over previous years with the introduction of a new ICT suite and iPads for children to access. We use Teach Computing scheme of work to cover all of the objectives from the National Curriculum. We recognise that children still need to focus on word processing skills and the use of the mouse, as more and more of them are exposed to touch screen devices.
Our school takes part in the National Safer Internet Day in February where children have completed activities in class and in the past parents have been invited into school to discuss internet safety. It is a priority that parents need to be kept up to date with new changes in social media and how they can keep their children safe online. Parent surveys have been sent out to assess the need for extra support, any concerns they may have and to alert them potential problems that their children may face.
Every class has a time slot for the ICT suite and children have access to a laptop on the library tables as their peers use the desktop computers so that a full class can complete tasks at the same time.
Children need to be ‘digital literate’ to prepare them for their future in further education and the workplace.