Computing replaces ICT in the September 2014 National Curriculum, it includes aspects of the old ICT curriculum combined with Computer Science. At Ringwood class teachers teach digital literacy (ICT and e-safety), using programs that link in well with year group themes and can be approached in a cross curricular manner. Mr Bagge teaches the computer science aspects of the new curriculum focussing on computational thinking expressed mainly through programming.
Computational Thinking through Programming
Ringwood has choosen Scratch as its main programming language as this allows pupils to create a variety of different programming projects from games to quizzes to proving maths and allows pupils to develop depth in using sequence, repetition, selection and variables.
Ringwood follows this progression of skills and understanding for programming and computational thinking and many of the linked modules will be used by Ringwood pupils.
Networking and how web searches work
This aspect is taught by Mr Bagge in Year 5.
A programming club takes place after school on a Tuesday led by Mr Bagge where pupils are encouraged to develop their own projects in a supportive environment.