Boston St Nicholas C of E Primary School
Computing (formerly ICT)
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation;
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems; and
​- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Computing in our school is delivered in a cross curricular way where possible, with a set time for all children to develop their coding skills.
All children have access to coding software through a class set of iPads.
EYFS and Key stage 1 in addition to their iPads have beebots for hands on delivery of the curriculum.
Key stage 2 benefit from the Lego Mindstorms where children are able to develop their coding to create more sophisticated robots. 

All children work with animation software, using this to recreate stories and develop their ICT skills. 

E-safety is of great importance so all children take part in e-safety learning during anti-bullying weeks and as a routine part of daily lessons.