Computing at Elms Farm
Computing is an important part of the curriculum at Elms Farm Primary School and is taught from Nursery to Year 6. Important skills, which are necessary to support the pupils in their future lives, are taught and developed each year.
Computing is embedded into other lessons taught across the curriculum and is used to enhance the learning process, with a variety of websites, apps and software to facilitate this. We follow the BGFL scheme of learning to deliver the Computing curriculum, but are in the process of amending this to better suit the needs of our pupils.
Each pupil has an account on BGFL365, an excellent online learning environment, where they can access useful content both at home and at school, particularly important in the current climate.
The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problemscan evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Remote Learning in Computing
We continue to provide our Computing curriculum throughout remote teaching. In fact, due to the very nature of home learning, it has become vitally important to become competent at using technology to continue the learning process.
By accessing and completing the remote learning tasks set, whether that be through Class Dojo or through BGFL365, children are developing and improving their computing skills. When we return to normal school routine, these newly developed skills will help to prepare your children for secondary school and beyond.
Have a look at some of our home learning below.