Computing at The Avenue

At The Avenue Primary School, we understand that technology is everywhere and plays a pivotal role in our learners lives. Our aim is to prepare our children to use technology in the ever-changing digital world and the 21st century workplace by teaching them to use it positively, responsibly and safely. Opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills will be given to children throughout their school life as our computing curriculum follows a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety which will be revisited often to ensure that learning is embedded.

We intend to utilise technology in school to not only develop key skills such as computational thinking and gain understanding of computers, but for opportunities to share work and learn creatively, as well as provide accessibility opportunities for pupils who need additional support to engage fully in all areas of the curriculum. We strive to provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils, as well as using it as a tool to enhance learning throughout the wider curriculum.

We firmly believe in the importance of teaching our children about online safety. As technology develops, so does the need for a better understanding of how to use it in a responsible manner. The education of our pupils in online safety is therefore essential to ensure our children are equipped with the skills to recognise risks online, to be critically aware of the materials and content they access online, along with guidance on how to accurately validate information accessed via the internet.

Computing plays a significant part in everyone’s daily life and at The Avenue, we believe that our children should be at the forefront of new technology. We endeavour for all our children to leave school as being masters of technology.