Intent for Computing
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.
At Norman Pannell, we believe that Computing is a dynamic and rapidly-changing element of the curriculum; one that promotes digital health, embeds online safety and provides children unique opportunities to explore and discover the wide range of exciting future possibilities.
We aim to inspire children through engaging and exciting lessons, accessing high quality digital technology and expert tuition, enabling them to confidently progress with future studies and modern life in this digital age.
Implementation for Computing
We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in Computing
Key documents for implementation:
Computing at Norman Pannell
Each class has a 1 hour computing session each week. This lesson may be in the classroom, the computer suite or using the iPads. We use a program called 'iCompute' which is designed according to the National Curriculum objectives so that each class is covering the necessary components. Throughout the year, each year group benefits from computing sessions with our specialist teacher, Mr Goodall-Walker from MGL. Through the year, selected children from different year groups will be invited to attend Computing Club after school on Tuesdays with Mr Goodall-Walker. Computing is also taught using a cross-curricular approach during other subject lessons.
With big and exciting changes to the ICT Curriculum, we have the challenge this year of learning a range of new topics and skills (children and teachers!)
In order to deliver high quality ICT provision, we have invested in a completely new computer suite and server this year, complimented by a bank of laptops, iPads and classroom PCs.
Children in Nursery regularly use a large interactive screen to explore their creative side and practice letter formation and gross motor skills. iPads are a vital part of the learning experience in Early Years, with children proficient in the use of many educational apps.