Computing is taught in three annual modules in years 1 - 6 by class teachers.
Cooks Spinney has a custom-built computing suite comprising of 32 PCs plus iPads and programmable BeeBots.
Why is the teaching of computing important for primary schools?
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 after-school coding lessons to Year 5 and 6 children. ‘Raising a generation of children who can code will have massive benefits to our future economy.’
What is taught?
Cooks Spinney use resources from:
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