At Holden Lane Primary School, we are committed to providing opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and understanding around a range of applications, online resources and presentation devices. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate, being able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Digital devices, such as laptops and iPads, are distributed around the school to support pupils accessing the computing curriculum and beyond, along with a range of other resources such as programmable toys and voice recording equipment. Teaching children to think computationally is essential learning and should start as young as possible – for example, children in Nursery can understand the importance of sequencing and pattern making.
Learning can also be extended into the home environment through the use of Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars. Using these resources, parents, carers and children can access a range of curriculum resources and support from the comfort of their own home.