Subject Ambassador: Mr. J. Clarke
Link Academy Councillor: Mrs. L. Johns
Statement of Intent 2021 – 2022:
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, we understand that computing and technology is an important part of everyday life, both at school and home. We aim to equip our children with the important skills they need to participate confidently in an ever-changing world. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. It is also key for children to not only be confident when using technology, but to become critical thinkers and problem solvers, skills that can be used and applied across the curriculum. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during the children’s time in school, to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed and applied correctly. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on schooling and the use of equipment, we have identified that children need a focused computing curriculum which targets the missed knowledge and ensures all our children have the fundamental building blocks on which to build more in-depth knowledge.
Our staff model and use technology to both teach interactive and engaging lessons, and to showcase the children’s work and experiences on our ever-developing website. Staff embrace the integral use of the internet in the modern world and encourage the children to safely navigate it to complete a range of tasks.
As our school is set in a rural area there are a number of challenges that we face including: ensuring our children are exposed to technologies they may not have access to at home; ensuring parents are supported to develop skills necessary to guide and protect their children whilst online; and ensuring our children are secondary ready in regard to their understanding of our digital society.
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Sapphire Learning Zone
Ruby Learning Zone
Emerald Learning Zone
Diamond Learning Zone
Digital Literacy – The children in Diamond Learning Zone have been focusing on digital literacy this half term. We have done a lot of work around how to keep safe on the internet. Not many of us knew the different types of viruses that can affect our computers and devices. The children were shocked when they learnt how worms can copy themselves on to different devices and steal personal information!
You can view our archived Computing information on our website.