At Horsforth Featherbank Primary school we adhere to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum for Computing across all Key Stages.
Computing is a creative and engaging discipline that allows children not only to access and develop skills that are becoming increasingly more relevant in an ever-changing digital world, but to learn how to navigate this world safely and positively.
In accordance with the new National Curriculum for Computing, pupils are 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, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs and systems, and to use the internet (including email) safely. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate & able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology & at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Featherbank, the computing curriculum is broken into 5 strands, each with a progression of skills that are taught in each year group, including: e-safety, programming, handling data, multimedia and technology and the effect on the wider world. In response to the constant changing of the internet and how it is used, E-safety lessons are conducted throughout the school to ensure that children of all ages are fully aware of how to protect themselves online.
These areas are taught at Featherbank using a wide range of technology including desktop, tablet and live coding strategies, allowing children to access the subject in relevant forms.
We have continued our subscription to a fantastic new monthly Online Safety newsletter. In these newsletters you will find lots of useful tips on how to make sure your children are safe while using technology, as well as ideas for apps, websites and games that are appropriate for children to be using.
The monthly newsletters will appear in this section of the website so keep your eyes out for the latest addition!