Computing

Intent

 

 

Through our computing curriculum at St Mary's we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to  utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.  We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.  Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving  and critical thinking skills.  We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.

Implementation

 

 

At St Mary's, computing is taught in discreet computing lessons which focus on the curriculum skills of information technology, digital literacy and computer science. The computing curriculum is delivered through the Teach Computing Curriculum where the children will take part in both plugged and unplugged activities and access a range of apps and software.  Every lesson is individually planned so that it can be effectively taught and so that it can meet the needs of all our pupils. It is closely referenced against the 2014 National Curriculum attainment targets in order to ensure progression and coverage.  Having discreet lessons means that the children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. Meaningful links will be made between the computing curriculum by using the Cornerstones Curriculum, where the children will apply their computing skills within the wider curriculum.  

EYFS

In our Foundation Unit the  children access a wide range of technology, offering many opportunities for our pupils to use technology to solve problems and produce creative outcomes. Using technology in their play means that the children are able to develop their computational thinking. 

 

Year One

 Year one have enjoyed discreet computing lessons and have applied the skills they have learnt in the wider curriculum. 

Year Two

 Year Two have enjoyed discreet computing lessons and have applied the skills they have learnt in the wider curriculum. 

 

Year Three

 Year three have enjoyed discreet computing lessons and have applied the skills they have learnt in the wider curriculum.  They have used word to write up RE and English work and used.

 

Year Four

 Year four have enjoyed discreet computing lessons and have applied the skills they have learnt in the wider curriculum.  They have used Powerpoint to create presentations in Geography as well as Word online and Immersive Reader in English. 

 

Year Five 

 Year Five have enjoyed discreet computing lessons and have applied the skills they have learnt in the wider curriculum. They have used immersive reader and Microsoft forms. 

Year Six

Year Six have enjoyed discreet computing lessons and have applied the skills they have learnt in the wider curriculum.