Computing

St. Ignatius (BKCAT) Computing Plan

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights in 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.

Intent:

We aim for all children to be confident in digital literacy and computer science by the time they leave Year 6. Computing is age appropriate and children are encouraged to use technology in a safe and controlled manner in order for them develop their understanding of algorithms and programming, thus making the children prepared for later life.

We intend do this by:

  • Ensuring a high quality Computing curriculum.
  • Providing staff with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding.
  • Half-termly E-Safety lessons as well as the constant parental information regarding this.
  • Allowing children to explore different software safely.
  • Assessing the children against the Nation Curriculum at the end of each unit of work