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Computing at Aston

Through a broad and exciting curriculum, we aim to enable learners to become responsible, confident and effective users of different technologies. This is to prepare our pupils at Aston on Trent Primary School for an ever-changing technological world and is in line with the National Curriculum requirements. We strive to achieve this by giving children opportunities to experience a wide range of age-appropriate hardware including iPads, laptops and other programmable devices. Children also use a wide range of software including the use of green screen technology, animation, programming and publishing. This is through both computing lessons and across the wider curriculum.

The three strands of Computing (‘Computer Science’, ‘Information Technology’ and ‘Digital Literacy’) are taught using Purple Mash, with Online Safety underpinning all learning. New technologies are included and updated, where appropriate, to ensure that the curriculum is in line with current developments and trends.

Online Safety a key part of our Computing Curriculum. This is taught throughout the year during the different planned computing topics. It is also taught discreetly to all pupils according to their age, needs and current issues that are arising at the time. We invite parents to join us for a workshop as part of our Safer Internet Day.

Online Safety is not only part of our Computing Curriculum but part of our wider school curriculum. It contributes to a large part of our PSHE curriculum, anti-bullying policy, behaviour policy and is also linked to other subject areas where appropriate.