Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. At Merdon Junior School we will provide all of our children with the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to live and thrive in a world increasingly dependent on computing. As computing technology underpins today’s modern lifestyle it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
The children have many opportunities to use technology. While all the basics IT skills are covered, such as making a simple Word document or using Paint programs, the children’s experience soon develops and so at Merdon children are beginning to make web pages and create animations. As they go through the school they will explore coding and generate content for younger children as well. We believe it gives them all the experiences they need to prepare them for 21st century lifestyles.
The use of Computing also enhances and extends our children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst contributing to motivation and the development of social skills.