The Computing Subject Leader is Mrs Sue Fuller.
At Selborne Church of England Primary School we want children to be masters of technology. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in our children’s lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice when using technology and as a school we utilise technology (especially social media) to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology and social media is through education.
Please see the documents below to gain a full understanding of our Computing curriculum here at Selborne including the intent, implementation and impact which can be found in the subject policy.
Squirrels class have enjoyed using the Bee Bots. They tried giving them different instructions and then they made simple obstacle courses for the Bee Bots to go around.
The children in Rabbits class have been learning about algorithms and how to give instructions. They had to pretend they were robots and give each other clear instructions so they could move the blocks from one pot to another. We call this unplugged coding.
Then Rabbits class gave instructions to the Blue-Bots. The children were challenged to get from one place on their map to another. They input the instructions to the Blue-Bot and then pressed go! Sometimes it didn't go where they thought it would and they had to work out why their instructions were wrong - this is called debugging.
Otters class were learning about plants in science. They looked at paintings and photos of different plants and then used Revelation Natural Art to recreate these pictures on the computer.
Badgers class have been learning about the Mayans. They used Scratch to create quizzes and test each other's knowledge of the Mayan civilisation.