At Lincoln Gardens Primary School, we believe Computing plays a pivotal role in childrens learning. Through the Computing curriculum children learn important skills such as how digital devices work, how the internet works, using the internet safely, problem solving and resilience.
The National Curriculum
Computing is an integral part of the National Curriculum and as a part of our modern daily lives. At Lincoln Gardens Primary School, we recognise the growing use of Information Technology (IT) equipment in everyday life at home, even by our youngest children in school, and we aim to develop the skills children may have already learned from home. The Computing curriculum focuses on three aspects of learning:
Computer Science – Understanding how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge through programming.
Information Technology – Evaluating different IT devices to create programs, systems and varius content (such as app creation).
Digital Literacy – Being able to express, use and develop ideas and language through Information Technology. The skills learned through using the variety of equipment are applied through all areas of the curriculum.
IT is a highly valued learning tool at Lincoln Gardens Primary School by both teachers and children. To enable a rich Computing experience, we have invested in the following equipment allowing children to access Computing in a range of ways:
- Tablets (iPads and Learn Pads)
- Computer Suite
- Laptops in classrooms and Computer Suite
- Interactive board in each classroom
- Interactive Floor Projector (foundation unit)
- Makey Makey equipment
Computing at Home
Please visit the following links for programming websites which can be used at home for free: