Computing


At Shawclough Primary School we aim to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.  Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Across both key stages children use laptops, programming devices such as beebots, scratch and espresso coding to consolidate computing across the curriculum.  Children have access to espresso both at home and in school so they can develop their skills in control, image manipulation and deskstop publishing.

Digital Literacy: Pupils learn about how to become good digital citizens they build their knowledge on how communication tools and the internet works whilst understanding the importance of keeping safe.

Computer Science: Pupils learn how the technology in our world is controlled through instructions and how computers need these programs to work. Pupils will learn how to write these programs using visual programming and simple text based languages.

Information Technology: Pupils learn how to use a range of creative tools to support learning across different subject areas, using multimedia, word-processing, digital imagery, manipulating sound and video. They learn how to collect sort and manipulate data to answer questions.

Please use the following links to help your child develop their computing skills at home:

If you would like more information on Espresso please click here.

A major part of the computing curriculum is e-safety.  E-safety runs through every strand of the new computing curriculum. For more information on e-safety at shawclough please click here.


Computing