We believe that an understanding of computer science and technology is essential to understanding the world in which we live.
Pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
Pupils use iPads in most lessons – tying the use into what they’re learning in other subjects. We have 30 iPads in each phase (Y1 and Y2, Y3 and Y4, Y5 and Y6) for the children to use with a variety of useful apps - which are regularly updated.
Keeping children safe is our priority at Fawbert & Barnard’s Primary School. This is why our pupils take part in a progressive E-safety Curriculum from Early Years through to Year 6.
Through this curriculum our pupils are taught how to stay safe when using the Internet and how to be a responsible user of technology. We have dedicated e-safety lessons throughout every year. Pupils then have opportunities to practise these skills in the context of computing lessons and cross-curricular ICT activities across the curriculum. Through parent/carer meetings and training we can ensure our children are safe users of the Internet.
Please look at our Online Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Policy, which have been recently amended and are updated regularly.