Eliot Bank recognises that we are living in a world where technology and computers are becoming an ever-prominent part of our lives. As such we are committed to delivering a curriculum which equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding of computers so that they will be prepared to tackle the computing challenges of the future as well as today.
The National Curriculum for Computing splits the teaching of Computing into 3 key aspects: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy; and these aspects guide the teaching at Eliot Bank.
Internet Safety is at the heart of our curriculum – the importance of teaching our pupils how to use technology safely and responsibly and how to seek help about any concerns. As part of this commitment, we recognise National Safer Internet Day each year and organise additional workshops for children, parents and teachers to ensure the whole school community is equipped with the most up to date Internet Safety advice.
The staff and pupils at Eliot Bank love the creativity and opportunities for practical learning that Design Technology brings. As well as being taught subject specific skills and knowledge teachers optimise the opportunity for cross curricular learning by drawing on other subject areas such as maths, science, computing and art. Each unit is built around four key areas: Designing, Making, Evaluating and the development of technical knowledge.
Within each Key stage, multiple opportunities are also provided for children to learn how to cook and to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. As part of this learning, children learn where are how food comes from and begin to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the processes followed to get food to our plates
Sarah Addelsee, Technology Team Leader