Computing at Holbrook
Computing today is a part of everyday life. Children often arrive at Holbrook having some experience of technology and devices. They may have accessed television through online services, seen people using mobile devices or listened to music through a digital platform. Holbrook recognises that the role of technology is central to personal development and future success. We aim to develop pupils who are masters of technology, able to employ a range of devices creatively and purposefully in a safe and responsible manner.
Computing broadly covers the three main areas of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. As part of computer science, the children are taught to control and manipulate technology through a variety of on screen and ‘unplugged’ activities. Skills are developed throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and utilise a variety of devices and learning platforms. Information technology enables children to use search technologies effectively and to use a variety of software to collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information. E-safety forms a key part of all our learning and use of technology, as we aim to develop digitally literate citizens.
As a result, children leave Holbrook with high standards of digital literacy and the knowledge and skills to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.