Through our computing curriculum at Bow we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.
We believe at Bow that typing skills are a bed rock for being able to access the computing curriculum on a wider level as well as supporting children who have handwriting difficulty and preparing pupils for Secondary School education.
Pupils in KS2 are given logins to access our typing club and rehearse these vital skills.
Programming plays a large part of our computing curriculum at Bow. The skills that take place in learn to program are so beneficial in helping children with sequencing, identifying patterns and developing creativity and problem solving. These skills being developed helps improve our work across other areas of the curriculum too! We predominantly use 'Scratch' for a block-based programming at Bow, giving them the skills to take this further in Secondary and beyond.