INTENT

Our Computing curriculum aims to instil a sense of enjoyment around using technology and to develop pupil’s appreciation of its capabilities and the opportunities technology offers to create , manage, organise, and collaborate.

It also aims to create children who:

  • Recognise that technology is rapidly developing
  • Understand how to stay safe on line
  • Are good digital citizens
  • Can use technology for a range of outcomes
  • Are skilled in programming and understand how to manipulate technology for a desired outcome
  • Are computational thinkers

Our children will be taught Computing in a way that ensures progression of skills and follows a sequence to build on previous learning.

Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of technology in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use technology across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

Our Computing curriculum is delivered as a weekly lesson using laptops or iPads.

We follow a computing scheme of work, which is linked, where possible to our creative curriculum.  This scheme focusses on the three strands of the computing curriculum with a strong emphasis  on internet safety and online citizenship. Our children will have at least one Online Safety lesson each half term and Internet safety is also promoted each year year through the National Online Safety Day. You can find more information about our Online Safety curriculum here

The three strands of the computing curriculum are  

Computer Science

Our children will understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation.  

Our children will analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computing programs to solve such problems.

Information Technology

Our children will evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems. They will be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. 

Digital Literacy

Our children will learn how to become good digital citizens.  They will understand the benefits and risks of being online, how to remain safe, keep personal information secure and will recognise when to ask for help in difficult situations.

IMPACT     

The impact of this is pre-assessed before each topic, following each lesson and then at the end of each topic.

Following on from this curriculum, our children should leave St. Luke’s equipped with a range of skills to enable them to succeed in the secondary education and be active participants in the ever-evolving digital world.

Our children will be critical thinkers who will be able to make informed and appropriate digital choices in the future.

They will have an understanding of how to balance their time spent using and spent away from technology in a healthy and appropriate manner.

There will be a clear progression of skills across all areas of the National Curriculum, computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Our children will be able to use technology individually and collaboratively.

Our children will be aware of online safety issues and will know how to deal with any problems that may arise in a responsible and appropriate manner.

Home/School Links 

Parents are kept up to date with the latest developments regarding Online Safety via ‘Parent Guides’ through our Class Dojo app on a weekly basis.