The Computing curriculum taught at Putnoe Primary prepares pupils to participate in a world immersed in digital technologies. From Foundation Stage to Upper Key Stage 2, children use a wide range of ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information in a responsible and creative way.
As part of this curriculum, we ensure children learn how to be ‘e-safe’. The school acknowledges that computing and e-learning makes a massive contribution to all aspects of school life. As a result of these beliefs, we believe that all children should be given opportunities to engage in a broad computing curriculum that ensures they are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
As well as interactive whiteboards and data projectors in all classes, we have a new state-of-the-art ICT suite with thirty computers which are all networked. Across the school, children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 also have access to 108 laptops and 96 iPads in classrooms. Our fully equipped Media Suite houses our school radio station and green screen.
Curriculum Adaptations for September 2020/2021
This long-term plan has been adapted so that it is ‘Covid Safe’. The ICT Suite is no longer used for lessons and all learning will take place on iPads. Children have been given a specific device to use in lessons which is cleaned before and after use. To facilitate this process, the order of units taught in Key Stage 1 has been amended so iPads were not needed during the first half of the autumn term. In light of this, Year 1 and 2 children learnt about internet and online safety which focused on whole class discussions, circle time activities and online video resources.