Computing at Hasmonean Primary aims to introduce the children to the fundamental concepts and skills related to computer science and information technology. The curriculum is designed to help children develop computational thinking, problem-solving abilities, and digital literacy from an early age. We are fortunate that each child is able to work on a chrome book during lessons which means each child can work at their own pace and to their own ability.
Our computing curriculum is divided into three main areas; information technology, digital literacy and computer science.
In information technology the children learn how to use a range of digital tools, software and apps. The children are introduced at an early age to word processing, creating presentations and using spreadsheets and as they get older they become more proficient with these pieces of software.
In digital literacy the children are taught about the importance of being safe online. The children develop an understanding of how to use technology safely, responsibly, and securely following the SMART rules. We prepare the children for when they get their own devices and how to use them safely.
In computer science children learn about algorithms, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills through block coding, using Scratch and logo. The children learn to debug their codes and work out where in the code the error might be.
At Hasmonean, our children develop numerous skills in their computing lessons which they are then able to use both across the wider curriculum and in their own lives outside of school.