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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Computing

Computing statement of intent  

By the time they leave Northgate we aim for our children to; 

Have developed their experiences and understanding of ICT, preparing them for jobs of the future while ensuring their safety online. 

 

We see the computing curriculum as an exciting opportunity to prepare children for the future. The programs which we teach children today, will not be the ones of the future. However using these programs to develop confidence with ICT, understanding and appreciating how programs are made,  along with a love of technology, will prepare our children well for an unknown digital world! 

We have many resources in school to develop children's computing and digital literacy skills. Currently, we utilise: 

  • a mobile suite of laptops 
  • a mobile suite of iPad’s 
  • a full class set of Spheros 
  • a range of floor robots to develop programing and debugging skills from reception to Year 6 

  

At the heart of our teaching of any ICT is e-Safety, which is taught within subjects as well as discretely, and we aim to ensure that our children have the knowledge and confidence to keep themselves safe in an online world.