Computing CurriculumNorth Ealing Primary School
“Technology can become the ‘wings’ that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before; if we will allow it.” – Jenny Arledge
Technology has become a part of everyday life for the children, families, and staff at NEPS. Our intent, as a school community, is to equip our children with the knowledge, skills and understanding of computing that is necessary for them to successfully navigate through an ever-changing digital world. Our NEPS Computing curriculum is designed to allow children to learn about technology and its uses, develop computing skills, and apply what they have learnt in all areas of the curriculum and daily life.
The Computing curriculum is comprised of three strands: Computer Science, Information Technology, and Digital Literacy. Together these strands come together to teach children how computers and computer systems work, how to design, build and analyse programs, and how to find and manage digital information securely. This includes lessons in coding and debugging computer programs in order to understand how computers and their systems work; online research, including evaluating sources for credibility; word and data processing; opportunities for creative expression through the creation of videos, websites, and animations; and lessons in online safety and data protection. In order to meet our computing objectives and include ambitious and engaging cross-curricular learning experiences, we are well resourced with many digital resources such as BeeBots, computers, tablets, and digital cameras, microscopes and handheld devices.