The national Curriculum subject of computing is taught across the school in a variety of ways. The children have access to a computer suite of 30 computers for a timetabled lesson to learn skills and can then apply these using the other ICT equipment (such as laptops and cameras) within other areas of the curriculum.
At Uplands, we teach all three strands of the computing curriculum: Computer science, ICT and eSafety. Within the computer science strand the children learn how to think logically, order steps, change variables and use a range of problem solving skills when programming robotic toys and programming on the computer. Within the ICT strand the children learn the everyday skills of using a computer at an appropriate level. These include; desktop publishing; digital presentations; multimedia including video and audio (such as animations and photography/image manipulation); presentation of mathematical data; internet research; and basic skills such as saving, copying, logging on/off. Through the eSafety strand, the children learn about the importance of personal information as well as general rules for staying safe online and how to report a problem. As a school we celebrate Safer Internet Day.