At All Saints’, our main goal is to ensure the preparation of confident, effective and safe users/creators of technology. We aim to make all learning memorable through the embedded use of current technologies throughout the curriculum. We aspire to enable all children to excel in computing and tailor our teaching and learning to suit their needs.
At All Saints’ pupils have the opportunity to use ICT within the class across a range of subjects and have access to laptops, ipads and PCs. There is also an emphasis on teaching children about how to keep themselves safe on-line.
The Computing Curriculum
The Computing Curriculum develops both skills and knowledge. Children are taught Computer Science. This includes the craft of coding, from KS1 onwards – floor and screen turtles at KS1 to Scratch at KS2. Children learn about programming, data, algorithms and networks. This enables children to develop an understanding of the principles of Computer Science. They develop computational thinking and problem solving.
The curriculum puts a clear emphasis on three areas of learning:
- Computer Science – how computers work and how to write algorithms and solve problems to eventually create a computer program.
- Information Technology – how data is represented and managed on computers.
- Digital Literacy – how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.
The aim of the curriculum is to build an understanding of how computers work and how they can be used in pupils’ lives – both in their future employment and in enabling them to be good 21st Century global citizens.
Please click on the links below to see how Computing is included in our curriculum topics: