Computing is a big part of our curriculum. Although computers and technology are used in all parts of our curriculum it is important to remember that certain skills still need to be taught separately.
Our children are taught a wide range of skills in computing, with the aim to develop their knowledge and understanding in computer science, Information technology and digital literacy.
We teach a broad range of skills that come under these three key areas through a variety of topics including coding, spreadsheets, touch typing, emails, databases, simulations and presentations. Alongside these topics we also focus greatly on how to use ICT safely. We work on e-safety in all years and across many different curriculum areas. It is important that as we move through KS2 children at Parkgate consider carefully how they keep themselves safe online and how they should treat others the same way that they would in the real world.
It is important that our children are equipped with the necessary skills and understanding to navigate the increasingly technological world around them.