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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Computing

Subject led by Mrs Speed, Miss Dwyer and Miss Thomas

Intent

Here, at St Chad’s, we understand the world in which we live in is changing and the importance of preparing our children for a society which is becoming more and more reliant on the use of computing. Computing at St Chad's allows children to develop skills in finding, exploring, sharing and presenting information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to become responsible, respectful and competent users of information and communication technology. Our vision is for all teachers and learners in school to become confident users of ICT so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding, which enables them to be confident, creative and independent learners.

Implementation

We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in Computing

  • Use the iCompute scheme of work to ensure that pupils cover the four main areas of computing: computer science, digital literacy, online safety and information technology.
  • Support icompute with a range of different apps such as: Scratch, Roblocks, Hopscotch.
  • Each class has access to discrete time for computing.
  • Computing is used across the curriculum to support learning.
  • The children also have access to Read Theory, Matheletics and TT Rockstars which allow practise of key skills.
  • Homework is provided online using Seesaw and pupils have home access to Spelling Shed, Sats Companion, Mirodo, Read Theory, Matheletics and Times Tables Rockstars.

Impact

Through the teaching of our computing curriculum, we want to equip our learners with the skills to become digital-literate and to be able to join the rest of the world on it’s digital platform. They will be equipped, not only with the skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and for their own benefit, but more importantly – safely.  The biggest impact we want on our children is that they understand the consequences of using the internet and that they are also aware of how to keep themselves safe online.

As children become more confident in their abilities in Computing, they will become more independent and key life skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking and self-evaluation become second nature.

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