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 Espresso Coding and Scratch to learn the required programming and debugging skills which will help them with their problem solving abilities across all subjects. They will also be learning more about how computers and networks (including the world wide web) work in addition to working collaboratively with other children.
In addition, children are also taught specific skills using a variety of different programmes including: Microsoft 2016 suite of software such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel and creative programmes such as the J2E suite of software in which children develop multimedia skills and the LGFL bank of software such as Busy Things, and Rigolo. 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. This 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.
E-Safety is an essential part of the computing curriculum. Follow the link at the top of the page to read how we learn to keep safe online.