"We need technology in every classroom and in every student and every teacher's hand because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world"
Within an ever changing and technological world, we understand and value the importance of teaching Computing from a young age and acknowledge that future generations will rely heavily on their computational confidence and digital skills to support their progress within their chosen career paths.
Our computing curriculum is composed of a combination of high-quality resources and computing schemes including Teach Computing, Common Sense Education and Twinkl. These materials provide opportunities for our pupils to develop competence in the appropriate skills and knowledge required within the three core areas of Computing (Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy). Our progression of knowledge and skills further provides pupils with an understanding of how to use technology effectively and safely in a digital and transformational world.
Our curriculum for computing ensures that all pupils:
- develop an enthusiasm and appreciation of Computing through engaging and well- sequenced lessons that promotes pupil autonomy when creating and developing new digital ideas.
- know and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repetitive, practical experience of writing computer programs to solve such problems.
- can evaluate and solve problems analytically including using innovative, new or unfamiliar technologies.
- are responsible, competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology.
Computing is an integral part a of a child’s education and everyday life. Therefore, our curriculum intent supports our pupils to access and understand the core principles of this subject area through engaging platforms and discrete Computing lessons. At St Matthew’s it is also important to us that we provide further opportunities to embed their skills through cross-curricular approaches and activities.
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Progression of knowledge and skills
Pictorial Summary(School Development Planning)