Computing is taught in three annual modules in years Reception - 6 by class teachers. Nursery pupils study two modules.
Cooks Spinney has a custom-built computing suite comprising of 32 PCs plus iPads and programmable BeeBots.
E-Safety is taught explicitly in EYFS. In Years 1 - 6 it is taught during modules and also addressed via whole school assemblies, PHSE Lessons and awareness events such as National E-Safety Day. For more information regarding E-Safety at Cooks Spinney, please click HERE
Why is the teaching of computing important for Cooks Spinney's pupils?
Computing capability is an essential skill for life and enables learners to participate more readily in a rapidly changing world. Computing gives our pupils rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.
‘We live in a digital age, and children need to understand how the devices they’re using work and how to control them,’ says Clare Sutcliffe, co-founder of Code Club, a new initiative offering free coding lessons. ‘Raising a generation of children who can code will have massive benefits to our future economy.’
What is taught?
|Basic Computer Skills
|Programming: Introduction to Coding
|Computer Skills: Keyboard and Mouse
|Computer Systems & Networks: Technology Around Us
|Creating Digital Content: Digital Writing
|Programming: Moving a Robot (BeeBots)
|Computer Systems & Networks: Information Technology
|Creating Digital Content: Making Music
|Programming: Robot Algorithms (BeeBots)
|Computer Systems & Networks: Connecting Computers
|Programming: Sequence in Music
|Programming: Events and Actions
|Programming: Coding Course D
|Computer Systems & Networks: The Internet
|Creating Digital Content: PowerPoint
|Computer Systems & Networks: Sharing Information
|Creating Digital Content: Animation
|Programming: Coding Course E
|Computer Systems & Networks: Communication
|Programming: Coding Course F
|Creating Digital Content: Excel Spreadsheets
Our full computing curriculum overview can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMPUTING CURRICULUM PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON 01279 437590