At Our Lady of Grace we understand the importance of equipping the children with the skills they will need in an increasingly technology focused world.
Within the Computing curriculum there is an increased focus on programming skills and all year groups include an element of coding in their curriculum. They use Discovery Education Coding and Scratch Coding to learn the required programming and debugging skills which will help them with their problem solving abilities across all subjects. They also learn how computers and networks (including the world wide web) work, in addition to learning how to work collaboratively with other children.
We use a variety of software programmes in order to offer a breadth of experience. This includes Microsoft 2019, particularly Word, Powerpoint and Excel and creative programmes such as the J2E in which children develop multimedia skills and the LGFL bank of software such as Busy Things. The use of web based programs such as J2E and My Maths is encouraged to enable children to continue their work from home.
Computing lessons are timetabled fortnightly. They may take place in our fully equipped multipurpose Willow View where every child has their own laptop or using one of our Ipads at their desk in the classroom. They will often use computers in a cross curricular capacity during other lessons too.