Computing

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. Timothy 4:12

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.‘ Computing Programme of Study, DfE, 2013

At Holy Family & St Michael’s, all of our children have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that cover all areas of computing. Technology plays such an integral role in our lives today and ‘computational thinking’ is a skill that all children should be taught if they are to participate effectively and safely in this technological rich environment.

All children should have an opportunity to be introduced to a wide variety of technological systems such as laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, interactive whiteboards and other technological resources, which allows them to continually develop their computing skills. This will ensure that all children at Holy Family & St Michael’s have the opportunity to become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas at a level suitable for the future workplace.

We are currently using the curriculum developed within our Trust based on the Twinkl scheme of work in computing. This offers teachers an overview of each year group and the expectations that we aim to meet for each child within our school. This scheme flows throughout the school so that new skills that are taught are built upon and offer a good level of progression as the children move on throughout school. Our children also follow a separate Online Safety curriculum, which can be viewed by clicking here.

We have audits that take place to check laptops, chargers, tablets and other technological equipment in school to make sure that we are up to date and things are working correctly. We have recently bought more Chromebooks and upgraded our computing systems, which allows for better lessons and so that each child has the opportunity to have their own laptop during lessons.

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