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Computing

At Beacon Primary School, we use a wide selection of resources to support our teaching of the National Curriculum.

We use Purple mash which has a range of software which addresses all the key aspects of the curriculum and immediately engages the children’s interest. It is easy to use in school as well as at home. It delivers clear progression from Year 1 to Year 6 as well as embedding e-safety to ensure the safe use of technology through the school. The software also allows for the delivery of ICT across other subjects.

Alongside this, we also deliver lessons using Barefoot Computing.

 

Through the delivery of Computing we cover:

 

Computer Science, where children learn the main concepts: logic, evaluation, algorithms, patterns, decomposition and abstraction.

 

Information Technology, where children use laptops and ipads to create content such as: movies, word processed documents, presentations, spreadsheets, pictograms, story books, databases and animations.  

 

Digital Literacy, where our children learn to stay safe whilst using technology for example what makes a strong password and how to be respectful online.

 

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