The computing curriculum at Asquith Primary School allows children to feel safe and confident while using computers and accessing the internet as a whole. Computing and IT are undoubtedly an essential part of daily life and we want our children to be able to use technology responsibly and sensibly, skills that can be taken into adulthood. We have a variety of tools to ensure they become digitally literate, and we encourage the children to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology.
With a range of topics being taught in all year groups, the Computing curriculum introduces and solidifies key skills that are transferrable as the child grows older. We use Purplemash across both key stages; it is a fun and exciting resource for the children as they develop their technological literacy, and each class has at least one hour a week dedicated to Computing. We are also beginning to incorporate our technology into other subjects to give the children more time to practice their IT skills, and it allows children to become more familiar with common software, something they may be using as adults.Each year group covers aspects of online safety in addition to the usual Computing lessons. With the world becoming increasingly digital, it is essential for children to understand how to navigate the web safely and sensibly.