‘We don’t just browse, click, chat and game.
We invent, we design, we create, we build, we share!’
What is Computing? Computing is the new ICT and can be divided into 3 areas: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy (which includes eSafety).
Computer science allows the children to investigate how a computer network works and how algorithms, sequences, selection and variables are used within a range of software. Visual programming languages, such as Scratch, are used to help support and embed these skills.
Information technology is very broad as it involves the creation, organisation and manipulation of digital content in both key stages – digital content could be interpreted as many things from audio to images to film and beyond.
The digital citizenship component of the computing curriculum incorporates a lot of what is referred to as ‘online safety’ – using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. All children should be taught a range of ways to report any concerns they may have.
At Belle Vale we are committed to giving our pupils the best opportunities we can and this is why we have upgraded our computer systems this year!