At Hebburn Lakes Primary School, we recognise the importance of Computing and its importance in an ever changing technological world. The overall aim is to produce both teaching staff and learners who are confident and effective users of technology and computing skills.  While following the National Curriculum, all objectives will be delivered through meaningful themes.

In computing we will:

  • Develop essential skills for life in a digital age.
  • Learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Be ready for secondary education
  • Have children who are more able to actively participate in a rapidly changing technological world.
  • Have children who are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology, at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
  • Develop a love for computing and strive to reach their full potential.
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to learn important life skills such as E-Safety.
  • Ensure pupils are challenged to develop as an individual, to overcome problems, discover new skills and strive to be empowered by technology.

Computing  is taught through LMTW, linked to thematic units. Each year group has a theme which covers a particular strand of the National Curriculum.  The overview  maps out which thematic units feature each strand of the computing curriculum.  The Long-Term Plan clearly shows the objectives taught.  Computing is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and development of specific skills and competencies.  In addition, the children have the opportunity to apply skills throughout the curriculum and use a range of computing apps to support other areas of the curriculum.  Children’s work will be stored on the student share via their class, within their Learning Journal or used for display purposes.  We use Google Classroom to assign work to the children for either an in-school lesson, homework, or remote learning.  This is then stored within their Google Drive and the class teacher’s Google Drive.  Google Classroom is used to streamline assignments, boost collaboration, and foster communication and it is linked with many tools that we already use, such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar.