Call the school on 01980 623009 or email the school office on office@amesbury.wilts.sch.uk to arrange a one-to-one meeting with Mrs Hall (Headteacher) for September 2020 intake.

Computing

Computing and technological aids are used throughout the school and are available across our school site.  ICT skills are taught either through discrete lessons or as part of a cross-curricular approach to enhance or support other learning.  The children are taught to be safe, responsible and confident internet users through focused lessons and awareness weeks.  They learn the skills of programming, presenting, animating, communicating, measuring and recording via a variety of software.  The computing focus of the term is outlined in the termly topic overview.

We teach the children according to the skills of the National Curriculum:

Key Stage 1

  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

Key Stage 2

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact