Computing

At Grinling Gibbons, we strive to provide our children with a high-quality computing education so that they are well-equipped and able to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world around them.
At Grinling Gibbons, we understand that computing and communication technologies are an essential part of modern life.
In order to prepare our children for their future, we equip them with the skills to use creativity and computational thinking to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and DT, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At the heart of computing is computer science, in which children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

At Grinling Gibbons, we ensure that all children:

• 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 problems

• can 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

ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS

As a school, we have invested in a range of online learning platforms across different curriculum areas. These engaging, online learning resources offer further support to children, as well as allow them to consolidate their understanding of different concepts. They include: Mathletics, Lexia, Developing Experts, Century Tech, Bug Club, Discovery Education Espresso and PiXL.

We encourage the use of technology throughout all areas of learning, and children have access to laptops, Chromebooks and iPads when at school.

Please view Grinling Gibbons Computing Curriculum overview below
Lessons shown on an iPad screen
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“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

Steve Jobs Co-founder of Apple

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Grinling Vision

Aspirations, Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, Resilience and Equality are the anchors of our life at Grinling Gibbons Primary School

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