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Computing Intent

Intent

At our school, we want our children to be masters of technology by nurturing our children’s thirst for new experiences.

We aim to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world through the use of technology at St. Bega’s School. Our high-quality computing curriculum is designed to enable them to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world.

Our curriculum design has deep links with mathematics, science and design technology. At the core of our computing curriculum is computing 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, we intend for our children to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. We aim to ensure 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.

 

Implementation

Our Computing curriculum uses the planning and assessment components of the scheme of work through Purple Mash. It is comprised of three aspects – Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology.

Through teaching computing, discretely and cross-curricular, we will build on prior learning and prepare our children to be explorative and resilient in the ever-changing technological world. By regularly using computing equipment and software in a variety of subjects and lessons, children will have the confidence to make decisions through peer and self-reflection, as well as becoming independent and collaborative learners.

Through modelling to children and to the wider school community, they will be equipped to use technology responsibly, safely and successfully. With technology playing such a significant role in society, children will gain enquiry skills to be able to participate in life beyond St. Bega’s School.

 

Impact

Children will leave St. Bega’s Catholic Primary School as competent, confident and skilled technology users who are able to use their skills to support their next steps in their learning journey.

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