Subject Leader - Miss Green
At St Paul’s we strive to construct and deliver a computing curriculum which is creative and ambitious but also resembles how technology is used in the outside world, equipping children with the skills they will need in the future. We hope to enable our children to have rich, long lasting learning experiences that balances all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe computational thinking is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. Building on their knowledge we intend for children to be able to use information and communication technology to perform basic skills such as writing emails and using search engines, in a safe and knowledgeable way as well as creating programs, systems and a variety of contents. Our pupils have access to a range of technology including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards which allows the children regular interaction, practice and exploration with different programs and software. We believe it is important for children to interact with technology in a range of subjects as it has core links with English, mathematics, science, design and technology and enables pupils to make connections and apply understanding across all areas of learning. At St Paul’s we aim to ensure 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.
National Curriculums aims for Primary computing.
The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
At St Paul’s our ambition is to provide children with the opportunity to achieve these aims by:
In Key Stage 1 the children will:
In Key Stage 2 the children will:
Our approach to the curriculum results in an engaging, high-quality and practical computing education. The quality of children's learning is evident on from their use of software (Word, PowerPoint) and emails in and outside of school. We are encouraging the children to use technology for everyday task. For example, in English writing and editing their work in Word, to help their typing skills, understanding of saving and storing documents and being able to copy and edit pieces of work. Much of the subject-specific knowledge developed in our computing lessons equip pupils with experiences which will benefit them in secondary school, further education and future workplaces. With the use of presentation and creative tools and critical thinking, our computing lessons give children the building blocks that enable them to pursue a wide range of interests and vocations in the next stage of their lives.