Computing

At Bute House, we deliver an energetic and creative approach to the teaching of Computing to embrace 21st century learning needs for our girls. Our Computing curriculum encourages curiosity, exploration, initiative, problem solving and improvisation, and involves IT resources suited to the ages, interests and needs of all students.

In Reception to Year 2, Computing lessons cover areas such as coding, controlling virtual devices, word processing, searching for information effectively, and creating graphs. In Years 3 to 6 students further develop their IT skills through topics including computer simulations, app design, video editing, animation and creating simple electronics. Throughout the school we also integrate Computing into other subjects to enhance the girls’ learning and development across the curriculum.

The students are regularly taught about safe practices during their Computing lessons, in assemblies and whenever they use the internet as part of classwork or homework. We ensure that all pupils know what they can do to stay safe when using the internet and can make informed judgements about how to use technology responsibly.

“Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.”

 

Donald Knuth, Computer Scientist