At Claygate Primary School, we understand how integral technology is to our everyday lives. Our aim is to prepare the children for the ever-progressing digital world through a rich, creative and informative computing learning journey.
We want our budding computer scientists to be:
- Digitally literate
- Confident and safe online
- Excited and inspired by the wonders of technology
- Computational thinkers
By teaching computing, we equip our children with the skills they need to log on, use and understand how a computer works. As they begin to use programs to create and edit digital projects, the children will develop their digital literacy, whilst enhancing their computational thinking skills through simple coding activities; helping them to understand algorithms and how to debug them.
As the children progress with their learning, they will continue to develop these skills with more exciting and intricate coding systems, as well as learning how to capture, present and analyse data in effective ways. All of the learning, from the start of their digital journey to the end, is embedded with a strong teaching of online safety.
As a school that values a rich curriculum, we strive to find opportunities for cross-curricular learning. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. With each classroom having access to computers, we bring computing into all aspects of the learning.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. At Claygate Primary, we want to ensure that each child has the opportunity to help them to achieve this.
Children have the opportunity to join our after school coding club, Jam Coding. Here's a short video with some more information.
Here are some useful learning links which may help and support -
At Claygate Primary, we endeavour to inspire the children with a variety of computer science in order to capture their creativity whilst developing skills. The children explored this deeper during Computer Science Week at our 'Computer Science Fair', where they had many different activities to innovate and excite them. There are more details (and a video) about what the children did on the attached tab.