“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”
– National Curriculum Computing (2014)
Sherington Primary are very exciting to embrace the new 2014 Computing curriculum. Our ICT team has been working on creating Sherington’s very own programme of study to ensure that Computing has deep links with all other subjects especially our humanities topics. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to good use through programming. Computing also ensures that children are able to use, communicate and develop ideas in the digital word. The main change in the new curriculum is that children do not just learn how to use software but also learn how the software is made. Children will be creating programmes and debuggingas well as using logical reasoning to predict the outcomes. As children will become more and more equipped to code parents may want to see what this is all about. The Year of the Code is a government initiative to get everyone coding in 2014 so please do have a look: http://www.yearofcode.org/
Sherington Primary over many years has placed a priory on resourcing technology and have a specialised ICT Teacher who teaches classes from year 2 to year 6. All other classes have access to our Computing suite which is equip with 30 touch screen computers. Classrooms have computers in for children to work on in small group. Children also have the opportunity to complete some classwork on our set of ipads.