AT THE HEART OF OUR COMPUTING CURRICULUM ISBuilding confidence
Our computing curriculum aims to make children confident and informed users of a range of modern technology. It encourages them to see the potential in software, devices and the internet, but also prompts them to recognise some of the pitfalls and dangers, as well as their own personal responsibility to be good digital citizens, keeping their own and others data protected.
At St Paul’s the computing curriculum is made up of four strands:
This is about using technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content, combining a variety of software to achieve a range of goals, including collecting, analysing and presenting data and information
The children need to understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
This means using technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private and identifying where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
COMPUTINGWhat you will learn
Some of the computing curriculum will be taught in discrete sessions, e.g. coding activities. Other elements will be taught in the context of topics to enhance and enrich learning. For example, Year 6 pupils, as part of their World War II topic, will make their own wartime public information films using “iMovie” - learning how to use a green screen, filter effects, and to combine and edit sound and video in order to present their own drama, effectively conveying a clear message. We will try to ensure the computing curriculum has flexibility and is responsive to new technologies.
St Paul’s e-cadets will continue to empower the children to explore and discuss issues linked to cyberbullying and online safety.