At Henry Cavendish, we are working hard to develop children’s confidence within Computing to best prepare them for life in the 21st century with confidence. We have designed our curriculum with support from London Connected Learning Centre (London CLC) to deliver a curriculum that is both exciting and current.
The Computing curriculum is delivered via a timetabled lesson but is also embedded across other lessons through technology enhanced learning opportunities. Our curriculum is underpinned by a strong focus on online safety to best prepare children for navigating the digital world safely and this message is carried by our team of Digital Leaders who promote safe practice online amongst their peers.
To find out more about online safety, or if you have a concern that you would like to report, please use the link to take you to the relevant page.
In the Early Years, classrooms are richly resourced with technology that facilitates learning through play, with a range of toys and devices that promote achievement in all areas of the Early Learning Goals.
In Key Stage 1, the children have the opportunity to work with a variety of resources to create a foundation of understanding of how computers operate. They are encouraged to question, explore and apply their understanding using a variety of technologies.
Building on the foundation of Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 involves computational thinking, developing their understanding of algorithms and coding and Online Safety. Children are taught to think critically and be resilient in their learning.
As well as a central hub of equipment shared across the school, each classroom is equipped with iPads and visualisers that allow pupils to access technology during any lesson. The learning in class is further extended at London CLC where children attend workshops that support different areas of the Computing curriculum.
Please use the link to find out more about the National Curriculum Computing Programme of Study.