Teaching of Computing

Whole school Computing roadmap

At Coombe Hill Junior School we deliver high-quality computing education to equip our students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world around them. 

Students build their computing science skills in weekly lessons using our school Chromebooks. Computing science involves teaching students how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. At Coombe Hill, we use Scratch as our main platform for teaching computer science. Other units of work include music production, video editing, app creation etc. 

As well as the weekly Computing lesson, children regularly use technology as a tool for learning across the curriculum. The regular use of Google Drive and online research ensures our students are becoming digitally literate. Digital literacy involves children being able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. 

Our school uses Google Classroom to set engaging learning tasks for our students. It provides a platform for students to receive differentiated tasks from teachers, as well as communicate with each other and share learning in a safe educational online forum. Google Classroom is also used for homework and can be accessed on any device. For help on how to access your child’s Google Classrooms please click this link. 

At Coombe Hill Junior we educate our pupils to make the most of the internet by making smart decisions. We follow the Switched On Online Safety scheme of work as well as other internet safety programs to empower our students to use the web safely and wisely and to be confident explorers of the online world.