Howletch Lane
Primary School


At our school we believe that a clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum is essential to meet the requirements of our children in order for them to thrive. Teaching and learning facilitates progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. In KS1, one of the ways we are teaching the pupils about the language and concepts associated with computer programming is by using Bee Bots and Pro-bots, which are simple programmable robots. Children in KS2 have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, and programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications. Computing is implemented across all aspects of our school curriculum, with one example being the use of Times Tables Rockstars during Maths lessons.   

Wider curriculum: Opportunities for the safe use of digital systems through extra-curricular provision are offered with the school’s lunchtime online Maths clubs. A Digital Leaders club has proven to be an extremely popular lunchtime club, where children are able to extend their knowledge of the computing world around them. Members of the group have taken part in fundraising and teaching their peers new skills needed during computing lessons.  

Displays: The importance of online safety and celebrations of the computing curriculum are shown through displays within the learning environment.  

Parental Communication: Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.  

Safer Internet Day: As well as opportunities within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety. Every child actively participates in a range of activities linked to being safe with technology during our ‘Howletch E-Safety Day’.  

Trips and visitors: The school has a strong partnership with the city’s Apple store, with staff and children in regular contact with the Training and Education specialist of the branch. Six children last year excelled in a regional computing design competition, winning the first place prize of an iPad for each pupil.  

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