“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick

As part of our new Project Based Learning initiative the teaching and learning of the Computing curriculum has changed allowing the children to take ownership of their learning.

Upland School Computing Code of Conduct

Upland School Computing Code of Conduct

At Upland we have split the new curriculum into 6 smaller areas:

  • E-Safety
  • Programming
  • Creating, Editing and Publishing Digital Content
  • Technology in the Wider World
  • Communicating and Collaborating
  • Data Handling

Through these areas the children are able to build upon their prior knowledge and develop high-level computing skills allowing them to explore and solve problems. Over the course of the year the children will have the opportunity to create projects in computer programming, including game and app design, web development, digital image manipulation and video production.

Computing will continue to be used across the curriculum with opportunities to develop digital literacy skills in word-processing, data analysis and graphing, and preparing and delivering presentations (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).