Computing

In 2014 the National Curriculum replaced the teaching of ICT with Computing. The essential part of Computing is that it allows children to discover new skills and develop their understanding of the world.

At Moorside Community Primary School we have chosen to follow the Rising Stars Computing programme of study.

The Award-winning Switched on Computing supports teachers of all levels of experience to deliver the requirements of the new programme of study in an exciting and engaging way. Please see grid below for an outline of the Switched on Computing units that are taught in each year.

Computers and other technological aids are used throughout the school. Computing skills are taught as a discrete subject and as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum. The children are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning. Children have the opportunity to learn how to word process, use a desktop publishing programme, incorporate graphics, use and create a database, explore adventure games and use floor robots.

All classrooms are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard. The pupil to computer ratio is 1:4. This has enabled easy access to computers through other curriculum subjects. Our ultimate aim is to see Computing making a significant contribution to learning and teaching across all subject and ages, inside and outside of the curriculum.

The school is Internet linked. Please make sure that you have signed the Internet usage agreement. If you look at your child's year group page you can find out what they are learning about each half term!