“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” - David Warlick
Through teaching Computing at The Oval School we provide children with an exciting, engaging computing education, supplying them with the knowledge and skills to participate in a rapidly changing world of technology. Every child is provided with opportunities to embed and develop their computer skills in a safe, creative way, enabling them to become confident, independent learners. We focus on developing skills in presenting work, programming, digital media, communicating online and internet safety. Children are also given opportunities throughout the year to transfer their computing skills in other curriculum areas as well as, when appropriate, to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs.
Every half term, each year group has an Internet Safety focus that ensures our children have a secure knowledge of staying safe online (secure passwords, personal information knowledge and digital footprints) and have the skills to tackle any upsetting or inappropriate content they might access online. During Internet Safety week, children are also given opportunities to share their learning with parents through workshops and assemblies.
The Oval School is a well-equipped school, with laptops and IPads available for all year groups, as well as computer hubs around school. We are also fortunate to have a variety of cameras and digital recording equipment. Interactive touchscreens and visualisers are used in all classrooms to support and enhance teaching and learning of all subjects. We use a range of cross-curricular programmes including 2Simple, Scratch, EducationCity, TTRockstars and Renaissance Learning.
Our Computing curriculum provides pupils with essential, up to date knowledge and understanding of technology. Children leave our school ready to safely enter a world of technology.
To find out more about what your child will be learning in Computing, please visit the year group curriculum pages.
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