Computing is taught using a wide range of software and hardware including programmable toys. Classes also visit the Camden City Learning Centre (CLC) for day-long workshops at least once each year to make use of specialist resources and expertise for specific projects, such as designing and building programmable Lego robots. After school Tech and coding clubs provide additional enrichment in this area.
Specific skills to be taught in the areas of coding, digital literacy and online safety are planned sequentially for each year group and build throughout the school. Children develop transferable coding skills in a range of platforms and programs including Rodocodo, PurpleMash and Scratch Junior. Digital literacy activities are planned in a range of curriculum areas in order for children to develop their safe and effective use of technology for research, presentation and manipulation of information.
Online safety and digital citizenship is given a high priority within both our computing and PSHE teaching, with workshops, presentations, focus days and parent workshops adding to our teaching in this area.