Our leading expert, who ensures Computing strategies are linked across the school-age groups, is Mrs Maskey.
Our use of ICT will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum. We will also use ICT to empower our staff to work more efficiently, creatively and effectively to improve their teaching and assessment of the pupils in their class. ICT will also be an integral communication tool within the school and to the wider community. Computing at Carlton Primary School is taught through the use of Switched on Computing by Rising Stars which enables the children to be challenged with creative and inspiring projects that embed the computing curriculum.
Carlton Primary School has recently gained the National Online Safety Accreditation which equips school staff, parents and pupils with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers. Many of our learning skills are developed through ICT as our large, newly updated computing suite encourages our children to be independent, resilient and responsible learners.
In the foundation stage the children follow Rising stars switched on for early years. There is a selection of projects that can be matched to the children’s topic for each half term. These projects involve the children recording sounds, taking digital photographs, investigating different technologies, using video cameras to record clips and emailing/blogging. Online safety is also taught throughout the foundation stage to year 6 using the National Online Safety scheme of work once every half term.
At Carlton we ensure that the computing curriculum introduces the basic building blocks for the childrens understanding of computing and web technologies.