At Monkton CEP School we use the Rising Stars “Switched on Computing “Scheme. This was devised for the new curriculum covers Year 1 to Year 6.
Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding 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 - at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Every classroom has a range of computing resources including computers, digital recorders, cameras and webcams and as appropriate children have access to these at all times. We also have a set of portable iPads that are shared throughout the four classes and children use a range of apps to develop other areas of learning including Timestable Rockstars for maths and Hairy letters for phonics.
Each term we focus on Online Safety through our computing curriculum but we also always mention how to keep safe online through our daily teaching practises. We also celebrate Safer Internet Day every year with activities for children, as well as information and training opportunities for parent and carers.
Our successful Coding Club continues to run for Year 6, to prepare pupils for the Secondary Curriculum.
For further information about the Computing Programme of Study followed as detailed in the National Curriculum please follow this link:
At Monkton CEP School we also have an open door policy so that any more specific questions can be directed towards your child's class teacher or the Computing Coordinator Mrs J Guilder.