At Carr Junior School we will ensure that computing education equips the children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which the children will be taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, children will be equipped to use information technology to create programs systems and a range of content. Computing will also ensure that children become digitally literate- able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.
Aims - In our school we aim to:
- Ensure all staff and pupils are confident, competent, and independent users of computer technology
- Motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards.
- Develop an appreciation of the use of tech in the context of the wider world.
- Enrich learning and promote both autonomous study and group work
- Develop pupil’s ability to use tech appropriately and choose software suitable for a task.
- Provide continuity and progression in the knowledge, skills and understanding of the National Curriculum.
- Develop digital literacy into all curriculum areas.
- Foster group work and collaboration between peers
- Care for and respect equipment
- Share resources.
Internet safety depends on staff, governors, advisers, parents and pupils to take responsibility for the use of the internet. At Carr Junior School we endeavour to share the e-safety message regularly. Understanding how to stay safe online plays an significant role in a pupils social and emotional development. Every February we run our internet safety week where lots of activities are organised for the children in an effort to reinforce the important e-safety message.