Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Welcome to

Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

  1. Learning & The Curriculum
  2. Computing


"The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation.“ 


Leo Cherne


Why is it important to learn computing?

All our pupils deserve a rich learning experience balancing different aspects of the computing curriculum. With ICT playing an increasingly important role in young lives, we believe children must be given opportunities to learn how to participate effectively and safely in this digital world, as users, consumers and creators.


What does computing look like at Golcar JI&N?

Computing at Golcar is treated as a multidisciplinary subject, learned through clearly focused, dedicated computing lessons, but also embedded as part of a creatively cross-curricular approach.

  • We nurture our pupils in their curiosity about the connected world and ensure that they understand how the digital systems which they use actually work.
  • Pupils learn how to use computational thinking to create and solve problems through coding.
  • Pupils discover the value of different apps and devices in helping them create, develop, analyse, evaluate and present ideas and information.
  • They learn how to recognize and manage risks when communicating electronically through fun, engaging and age-appropriate schemes of work. These skills are reinforced and embedded whenever pupils use ICT to enrich their learning across the curriculum; we aspire for our pupils to become increasingly confident and independent when choosing to use ICT to help them achieve their objectives.

How do we promote learning in computing?

Safer Internet Day

After School Code Club

Cross curricular learning


Whole School Computing Overview