We value the contribution ICT can make to learning. NBPS offers a range of high quality computing resources to support and enhance teaching and learning. We use technology as a tool to inspire, motivate and raise standards across the curriculum.
Our school aims to provide an environment where access to computing resources is natural and commonplace. We are mindful of the rapid progress in the area of technology and aim to keep abreast of advances to prepare our children for the twenty first century.
Our school allows children to appreciate the relevance of computing in society and encourages them to see it as an essential tool for learning, communication, finding information and controlling and understanding their environment. This is reflected through the positive attitude of both the pupils and staff towards computing.
We have a computing curriculum organised under four main strands: Programming, Technology in Our Lives, Multimedia and Handling Data. Overarching all of our Computing work across the entire curriculum is the vitally important thread: E-Safety. More information about E-Safety can be found on our E-Safety page here.
Programming involves the key skills of computing that are also transferrable to other areas of the curriculum. Pupils have to sequence events to make a program work, incorporate conditions that must be fulfilled and, in the event of malfunction, debug their codes as required.
technology in our lives
Through this strand, our pupils learn about the various technologies they use in their lives, and analyse how they can use them more effectively. They look at how the Internet works, how technology helps them in everyday aspects of their lives and how their information is used and transferred.
Multimedia incorporates presentation software, video, audio and even gaming such as Minecraft to create a strand that really makes children aware of how fantastic technology is and we use it all around is in a fun and exciting way.
In this unit, pupils learn about how to use data handling software such as Excel and Access, but also learn the most important element of all: how computers help us to handle data and aid us in our everyday lives.