Computing


Computing Vision

At Parkhill Junior, our vision is to ensure an imaginative and stimulating Computing curriculum which is skilfully designed to meet the full range of pupils’ needs and develop their talents and abilities (Article 29). We believe that computational thinking is crucial in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and future. We aim to ensure that our children are competent, confident creators of technology, not merely users.

We also aim to ensure that teacher’s develop confidence and competence to use digital technology in order to deliver an inspiring curriculum. The computing Curriculum is split into three strands; Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Digital Literacy. These are all taught discreetly with Online Safety strongly embedded throughout every lesson. We highly value the positive impact technology can have in providing a high quality education (Article 28). However we also acknowledge that children need to be taught how to be safe and responsible users or technology.

Digital Leaders

We are the future! We have the exciting job of finding new technology that we could bring in to our school to make learning even more enjoyable! It is our responsibility to trial the equipment before launching it to the whole school and so far we have successfully been able to purchase Lego Wedo, Makey Makey’s and an mBot. We have also delivered a staff Inset to teach the teachers! Let’s face it, children know way more about computers than adults!

To share our passion for Computing with the school, we have begun a lunchtime Coding club for Year 3 where we teach them programming and how to use Scratch. To continue the learning experience at home, we regularly update class Fronter pages with photos, facts and quizzes.

We have also committed ourselves to promoting Online-Safety across the school. We strongly believe in keeping ourselves just as safe in the online world as we do in the real world! To show our dedication to spreading this message; we are responsible for delivering online-safety assemblies to children and coffee mornings to parents.

We have weekly after school meetings with Miss Uppal and we are dedicated and passionate in promoting Computing across the school.