Lower School Computing

Key Stage 2 Curriculum

All children have a timetabled Computing lesson every week. Wherever possible these lessons are cross-curricular so that they learn about computing in a meaningful and purposeful way.

Coding is taught as part of the Computing scheme of work for all years with Year 5 and 6 having additional coding lessons as part of their scheme.

Our scheme also covers using spreadsheets, animation, digital music and presenting information, as well as online safety.

Resources

The school is well-resourced. We have a computer suite with 20 computers and children also have access to computers in their classrooms. We are constantly evaluating our Information Technology provision to ensure that we are up-to-date.

The school currently subscribes to a website called Purple Mash to enhance and support the children’s learning. Purple Mash is an award-winning, cross-curricular website for primary school children that enables them to explore and apply their knowledge in a fun and creative way. 

Online Safety

We take Internet safety very seriously at OLA and children are taught how to protect themselves online as part of our curriculum.