Subject Leader: Mrs Tara Traies
Link Governor: Mr Patrick Quinlan
At St John’s we aim to produce pupils who are 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 do so in a fun and engaging way, promoting children’s curiosity towards technology.
Through the Computing Curriculum we aim to:
- develop safe, responsible and competent learners who are creative, curious and logical
- provide a framework which allows learners to navigate, investigate and contribute to the world around them
- to give all children the opportunity to use a range of resources to become familiar and confident using such technologies in the future
Each class, from Years 1 to 6, have discrete Computing lessons where children are given the opportunity to develop their Computing skills as well as use a range of digital resources. These sessions are planned carefully by teachers, incorporating whole-class teaching, group activities and individual learning and ensure that all children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics. These lessons build on the children's prior learning and create solid foundations for what will come next in their learning. In addition to discrete Computing lessons, there is a strong emphasis on cross-curricular learning and the use of technology in the classroom and across the curriculum. Children have access to range of digital resources, including laptops, iPads and Chrome books and these are used to support learning in other subjects, embedding Computing into the whole school curriculum.
In Early Years children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes and experience a range of technology to support learning in prime and specific areas, building skills to be ready for primary learning.
The whole school curriculum coverage for Computing can be found here. The scheme of work used from Year 1-6 breaks Computing down into five modules, which continue up through the whole school (Programming, Multimedia, Handing Data, TIOL – Technology in Our Lives and E-Safety). As we are a mixed year group school, we use a Year A/B rolling curriculum. Over those two years, children will complete ALL core units from both year group modules.
Knowledge Planners by module and age group can be found here.
Technology In Our Lives