Computing

Computers have become a part of our everyday lives. Who knows how our lives will have changed over the next five or ten years because of the advancement in computer technology. Barton Moss is a school where every child is prepared for a future of possibilities. Given that it estimated that many primary school age children will be working in jobs that don’t even exist yet, we consider this an integral part of their education.

Our Curriculum was designed in 2019 and is reviewed on a regular basis in order to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of the children at Barton Moss Community Primary School. In 2019, Barton Moss began to use Purple Mash to support its teaching of the computing curriculum which focuses on digital literacy, information technology and computer science. The computing curriculum is designed to give children the skills to think critically, to problem solve, to justify and reason their own judgements using logical rational and evidence, allowing them to question and discuss information, not just accept what they are told.

At Barton Moss, children will have access to a range of computer hardware, with some classes using iPads on an almost daily basis to support their learning, preparing children to be lifelong independent learners, who are responsible, confident and creative in their use of technology.