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Computing

If you were to walk into a computing lesson at King Athelstan, you would see the children gaining key skills and knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Computing also supports creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school and at home. 

Through our own bespoke curriculum, children will build on their learning year on year. For example, in the Early Years, children will explore the technological world around them and learn about how technology and the internet can be used to shape our lives. Then in Key Stage 1, children use their language skills to develop an understanding of the term ‘algorithm’ by programming robots (and themselves!) to complete a given task. Finally in Key Stage 2, the children build upon this foundation of knowledge to create cartoons, games, artwork, fact-files and multimedia presentations to achieve a goal. Embedded within these lessons will be opportunities to practise core skills such as logging on, managing passwords, saving work, touch typing and effective research skills using the internet. All our children will leave Year 6 as safe and responsible digital citizens with the ability to confidently engage with and utilise key technologies.

 

 

School calendar

  • INSET Day
    25 June 2021
  • Break Up for Summer, one hour earlier than usual
    23 July 2021
  • INSET Day
    1 September 2021
  • Autumn Term begins
    2 September 2021
  • Half-Term
    25 - 29 Oct 2021
  • Christmas Holidays
    20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022
  • Bank Holiday - School closed
    3 January 2022
  • INSET Day
    4 January 2022

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16 June 2021

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