At Broad Oak Primary School we aim to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Our computing curriculum is a balance of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. These three are interconnected and interdependent – in practice, a sequence of learning usually contains a mix of all these aspects. Programming is an important part of the new curriculum – the scariest part for many – but is not the whole curriculum!
Across both Key Stages children use laptops, I-pads, programming devices such as beetbots, and cameras to consolidate computing across the curriculum. Children have access to Purple Mash in school so they can develop their skills in control, image manipulation and desktop publishing.
To see what each year group is up to, check out our “Childrens” section and have a look at our latest curriculum letters to parents.