At Coopers Lane, we begin our journey as computer scientists in Nursery. Our experiences before we begin school create a sense of intrigue of the digital world that surrounds us. Our curiosity inspires us to ask questions and explore how technology works. As we grow, our understanding of the range of purposes for which technology can be used grows too. We begin to develop our understanding of the three strands of computing: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
Any time you enter a computing lesson at Coopers Lane, you can expect to see children learning about computer systems and how they work, designing and building programs and using technology to create a range of content. We are encouraged to use technical vocabulary and we are proud to share our memorable experiences beyond school with our families and friends.
At Coopers Lane our computing learning journey is vast. We learn about algorithms and how they are implemented through programmable robots. We also learn how to design, write and create programmes using coding. We use our information technology skills to retrieve, organise and store digital content. In doing this, we learn about presenting, analysing and evaluating data and information. We regularly ensure we build on our understanding of safe and responsible use of technology and how to identify and report any concerns about digital content as we develop into independent learners who are curious to find out more about our extraordinary world.
What is an algorithm? by a Year 6 child.
“The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.”
― Tim Berners Lee
Our online safety page will give you lots of information about keeping children safe online
- Online Safety information
- Staying safe online social stories
- Staying Safe Online Parent Workshop
- Parent acceptable use agreement
- KS1 acceptable use agreement
- KS2 acceptable use agreement
- Online safety policy
- What’s App safety guide
- Snapchat safety guide
- YouTube safety guide
- TikTok safety guide