Computing is the new name for ICT (Information Communication Technology). At Stoke Park Schools children have the opportunity to access a range of computing devices such as the Interactive Whiteboard, IPADs, Kindles, Visualisers, Bee Bots/Roamers and Cameras.
There will be 5 strands taught across both Key Stage 1 and 2, these are: Multimedia, Programming, Online, E-Safety and Data (please note the curriculum was developed by jchippindall – primarycomputing.co.uk and the E-Safety strand was developed by Oldham CLC).
The multimedia strand is designed to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge to work creatively within a range of media and on a range of technology platforms. Examples of media types covered are: graphics; text; sound; video; and animation.
There will be progression of programming skills which build upon previous learning and which aim to move pupils from constructing simple sequential algorithms (instructions) to more complex programs.
This strand of the curriculum is designed to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge to effectively navigate the internet and undertake tasks of communication and data storage. Examples of topics covered within this strand are: websites; email; blogging; research via search engines; video conferencing; and cloud computing
Since pupils are spending a greater time online and are starting to go online at a younger age, and on a greater range of devices, the curriculum aims to provide pupils with the education they require to help navigate the online world safely and take their place respectfully in online communities.
The data strand aims to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge to enter, manipulate, sort, search and represent data a variety of formats in a range of programs. In working through this strand, pupils are introduced to the notion of entering data into a program.
At Stoke Park Schools we are enthusiastic about learning in a creative way with a variety of platforms that cater to a variety of children and learning styles. With a world where technology is ever changing your children will leave school equipped to take advantage of it.