At Pleasant Street Primary School, we believe that developing a child’s computing skills is vital for their successful future. In an ever-changing world where technology is leading the way, we aim to develop confidence and enthusiasm of the topic and to explore computational thinking.

We want pupils to grow throughout their computing education; for them to aim high in their future aspirations to become engineers, programmers, developers and anything they set their talents to. Our lessons are ones that pupils remember with fondness and to engage with the broad range of opportunities that go above and beyond that of a regular primary school curriculum expectation.

The safety of our children within the growing and developing technological world is paramount – we empower our pupils to become confident, aware, and capable users of the online world; through regular STEM opportunities being delivered and the higher-level technology present within the school. At our school, Computing is more than a curriculum subject, but a way to integrate a community within the school that provides up-to-date information to help families.




In addition to our computing curriculum, our children also experience ‘STEM’ sessions with a computing specialist teacher from MGL. In these sessions the children work on different mini projects in teams. Take a look at some of the examples of the work produced below.



E-Safety is an important part of the school curriculum, to help support this at home we have uploaded a number of guides in the Online Safety part of the website, please click here to find out more.


USEFUL WEBSITES

Scratch
BBC Bitesize (KS1)
BBC Bitesize (KS2)
Barefoot Computing
Childnet
National Online Safety
Kodu Game Lab
STEM Learning

Hour of Code
Think Fun
Computing at School