Computing Statement

‘With joyful hearts, we love, learn and praise as the family of God’

Intent

Our Computing curriculum has been specifically tailored to meet the ever changing technological advances in 21st century Britain.  It is designed to be broad and balanced, providing all pupils with the opportunity to master their learning and deepen their knowledge, making sense and giving purpose as to why we learn about computing. Teachers will provide pupils with challenging big questions about computing, which will help them become technological thinkers and understand the benefits of the internet as well as how to use it safely.

Implementation 

At Sacred Heart we believe that computing helps to prepare the children for life as we give them an understanding of technology and the technological world in which we live. We work closely with JEComputing to ensure that our children receive a curriculum that is rooted with up-to-date software which still is focused around the three main skills within computing: computer science, digital literacy and information technology.

To ensure our children are aware of how to use the internet and it many wonderful resources we have implemented the Be Internet Legends online safety scheme of work. This scheme is relevant to the children’s interests and also is PSHE accredited.

 Impact

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures 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.

 We aim to build high levels of competence in the subject specific skills of:

  • Algorithms and Programming
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Literacy
  • Online safety
  • Digital Wellbeing

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