Our Computing Lead is Mr Wilson.
At Harborne Primary School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them to interact safely in ever changing digital world. Our Computing scheme of work focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using and understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.
Teachers use ‘Purple Mash’, as a starting point for the planning of their computing lessons, which are often richly linked to engaging contexts in other subjects and topics.
Each Key Stage at Main Site has a computing suite and access to mobile technology - KS1 pupils use iPads, whilst KS2 children have access to laptop computers and Chromebooks. At the annex, children have access to iPads and Chromebooks. This helps to ensure that all year groups have the opportunity to use a range of devices and programs for many purposes across the wider curriculum, as well as in discrete computing lessons which further motivates pupils and supports them to make connections and remember the steps they have been taught.
Our approach to the curriculum results in a fun, engaging, and high-quality computing education. Much of the subject-specific knowledge developed in our computing lessons equip pupils with experiences which will benefit them in secondary school, further education and future workplaces. From research methods, use of presentation and creative tools and critical thinking, computing at Harborne Primary gives children the building blocks that enable them to pursue a wide range of interests and vocations in the next stage of their lives.