Computing plays an important role at Jubilee Primary school.
We believe in a rich, enjoyable and varied skills based computing curriculum which will equip our pupils with the knowledge and experience that will help them be confident using technology and communications media in the 21st century.
The new curriculum has brought about more opportunities for using technology and communications media across the curriculum and is full of challenging, fun and relevant learning opportunities. Children are prepared for a rapidly changing world through use of technology across all areas of their learning. At Jubilee all classrooms are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard, to give teachers and children tools to be creative and confident technology users. We benefit from the use of a well-equipped computer suite, floor computers – turtles and roamers, cameras, IPADS, video and a range of software to support teaching and learning in Computing.
In Reception and Key Stage 1, children are taught skills to use equipment and software confidently and purposefully to communicate and handle information, and to support their problem solving, recording and expressive skills. Children are taught to use technology safely and respectfully.
In Key Stage 2, the children extend their use of computing that they use for communication, investigation and programming and work to understand how to communicate safely. Children get stuck into the early stages of coding, learning to program and debug using simple algorithms. There is a focus on how to use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content: what is useful to my interests?)
E-Safety is fully embedded in every Computing topic.
We are lucky to have ambassadors across the school who help to drive Computing forward at Jubilee. Digital leaders are a steering group of carefully selected children who:
- Help to teach about and promote E-Safety and help adults develop our rules to help children stay safe when on the internet.
- Blog on behalf of the school, a class or a club.
- Test new IT and Computing resources, which could be websites, software or hardware.
- Share their skills and expertise with other pupils, classes and teachers through workshops and surgeries.
- Set up and maintain ICT/ Computing equipment in classrooms for teachers.
- Support teachers and classes to use ICT/ Computing in the classroom.