Our Computing Intent
At Howitt Primary Community School, our intent is to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain computing knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of IT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Computing exposure begins in our EYFS where the children regularly have access to Information Technology through accessing iPads, the interactive whiteboard, computers, keyboards, Bee-bots, microscopes, torches, CD players, talking tins and cameras. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of ‘Teach Computing’ units of learning, across KS1 and KS2, to ensure learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
Take a look at some of our learning!
Safer Internet Day 2023- Want to talk about it?
We enjoyed our assembly with PC Sarah. She explained why it is important to keep ourselves safe online and who we can talk to if we have a concern.
Year 3 and 4 enjoyed attending workshops with Sarah to learn more about their digital footprints and Year 5 had their parents and carers join them in their workshops to learn more.
Stop Motion Animation
Year 3 and 4 were inspired to create their own civilizations and used Stop Motion Animation to bring them to life. Click here to see their final outcomes.
Years 5 and 6 used their computing skills to design and create special T–shirts for Remembrance Day. Click on the link below for the PowerPoint, I’m sure you’ll be impressed!
We teach online safety through our computing and PSHE lessons. Ensuring our children know how to stay safe online is an important aspect of our curriculum. Please ask to see our 'Progressive Online Safety' document in school to find out more about how we teach our children to be safe online.