(why we teach Computing)
At St James Primary School we want pupils to be masters of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in pupil lives and we want all students to be able to thrive as responsible, digital citizens. We want pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this.
Through high-quality teaching and a knowledge rich curriculum, pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. We also encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible, and provide the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our SEN pupils.
By the end of Key Stage 2, we want all children to be flexible, creative, responsible and confident users of technology, who are able to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.
Curriculum / Progress Map
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
Grouping and sorting
|Animated story books||Coding|
|Technology outside of school|
|Year 2||Coding||Online safety||Spreadsheets||Questioning|
|Email (including email safety)|
|Year 4||Coding||Online safety||Spreadsheets|
Writing for different audiences