Jonny Hibbert, Computer Lead and Year 6 Teacher.
There are exciting times ahead at Meadlands in regards to our new Computing curriculum. As you may be aware, ‘Computing’ was introduced as a subject in the Summer of 2014, replacing the old Information Technology syllabus, in order to ensure that future generations are able to be creative with technology in an ever changing and increasingly interconnected world. Computing at Meadlands consists of three strands: Computer Science, Information Technology, and Digital Literacy.
Computer Science - understanding the principles of computation and how digital systems work. At Meadlands this will be done through a combination of programming and ‘debugging’.
Information Technology – creating programs, blogs and other shared forms of media linked to the pupil’s topic of study.
Digital Literacy – becoming proficient at using a range of software and internet based programs so that the children are able to use them in a creative manner. Of course, our pupils’ staying safe online is a priority for the school, and a thorough and age relevant e-safety course is taught annually from Reception to Year 6.
The wonderful thing about Computing at Meadlands is that it is accessible to the wider world. Our work will be based in the Cloud, and therefore offers a unique opportunity for children to access work within the school, and at home – receiving real-time feedback as they complete a task. Additionally, in order to show what wonderful programmers, debuggers and software developers we have at the school, we also intend on making full use of the brand new school blog to show off the brilliant work they produce. http://meadlands-primary-school.j2webby.com/