Computer science is learning about how computers and computer systems work, how to design and build programs, how to develop ideas and create a range of content using technology. It covers topics such as understanding how the internet works, finding out about the uses and impact of technology beyond school and learning about the history of computing and its pioneers.
Eastbury Community School has made a major investments in technology to maximise the achievement of our children across the curriculum and to prepare them to participate in a rapidly changing world. Every child has access to an iPad mini at all times to enrich their experiences in computing, where they can work individually, in pairs or in a group.
Children have individual logins for home access to ‘Espresso’ – this is a computing website which makes links with all areas of the primary curriculum. Please see the attached letter for login in information.
Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard to enhance teaching and learning and there are projectors in each of the halls. The school’s Wi-Fi system and other infrastructure have recently been upgraded to support technology.
Across the community, pupils learn to use different sources of technology to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to use computing skills to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.