Computing

Online Safety:

At St John with St Michael CE Primary School, we recognise the importance of supporting our families to keep children safe online. For more information, please read our online safety policy and if you have any quaestions, please arrange to speak to Miss Hall who is our Computing Lead in school. 

Currciulum Intent: 

At St John with St Michael, we aim to help children thrive and adapt in an ever-changing technological world.  We strive to equip children with the understanding, skills and knowledge to be prepared to take on the jobs of the future and be active participants in a digital world. Our purpose is to install a key understanding of how to keep themselves safe online, to become IT literate and scientists of computing. 

Understanding the needs of our children will be paramount when planning. We intend to plan our internet safety units around their current life situation and share this with all key stakeholders. Our IT and computing science units will be planned to allow children to have access to knowledge which will give them every opportunity to pursue a career in an ever-changing and ever-important computing environment outside of their immediate surroundings.  

We aim for children to develop a secure knowledge of the following skills; Computing skills stated in the National Curriculum 2014.

  • Keeping themselves and others safe online and understand how to interact with others online;

  • Understanding how and when to use information technology for a purpose;

  • Use algorithms and pieces of code;

  • Modify algorithms and pieces of code to serve a specific purpose;

  • Create algorithms to aid with tasks that we are faced in everyday life

British Values witing Computing

Children at St John with St Micheal Primary School demonstrate the following values whilst learnng about Computing by: 

Democracy 

  • Listening to everyone's ideas in order to form a majority
  • Working as part of a team and collaborating to use computing devices effectively.

Rule of Law 

  • Developing knowledge of lawful computing behaviours
  • Demonstrating respect for computing laws

Individual Liberty

  • Taking responsibility for our own coimpting behaviours.
  • challenging stereotypes and bias.
  • Excercising rights and personal freedoms safely through knowledge of E-Safety. 

Respect and Tolerance

  • Showing respect for other cultures when undertaking research using computer devices.
  • Providing opportunities for pupils of all backgrounds to achieve in computing.

Develop knowledge of… 

  • Digital citizenship (Internet safety) 

  • The use of information technology 

  • Using, Modifying and Creating algorithms for a specific purpose - Computer Science 

Implementation

At St John and St Micheal, we have created a comprehensive progression document for staff to follow to best embed and cover every element of the
computing curriculum. The knowledge/skills statements build year on year to deepen and challenge our learners.

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