Here at Aston Lodge we teach computing in a range of ways from Foundation through to Year 6 and we learn about all three strands of the computing curriculum: digital literacy, information and communication and computer science. ICT is integrated into the curriculum through our topic-based approach to ensure that the learning is both purposeful and enjoyable. Generally, pupils will have the opportunity to use iPads each week to either support their learning in another subject or for an explicit computing lesson. In addition to the sessions that are taught in school, each of the KS2 classes, from Year 3 – Year 6, have the opportunity to visit Rawmarsh CLC and are able to use the range of equipment in the learning centre.
As e-safety is such a crucial life-skill for all of our children to develop, we also ensure that all children throughout the school are taught about how to stay safe when using technology. These lessons are taught in ICT lessons, PSHCE lessons and through whole-school assemblies. As the children progress through school the content of these lessons is constantly tailored to suit the needs of the pupils. Year 6 pupils learn more about Internet safety when they visit Crucial Crew in the Autumn term.
To ensure high quality lessons, resources and a creative, cross-curricular approach teachers use the Planit scheme of work to compliment in the delivery of the curriculum and to follow the long term skills progression and key lines of enquiry plans developed in collaboration across the WPT.