At St. Mary’s School we have a range of technological devices to support and enhance our teaching of computing. Our children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Children build on their growing knowledge and understanding as they progress through the school and are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. We aim for all of our children to leave KS2 as digitally literate so that they are prepared for future education and in the workplace.
A child who learns computing at St. Mary’s School will:
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science e.g. abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- Analyse problems and have practical experience of writing computer programs to solve these problems.
- Evaluate and apply information technology to analytically solve problems.
- Be safe, responsible, competent and confident users of technology.
- Use a range of digital devices and computer software.
- Be an active participant in a digital world and know how to keep themselves safe.
- Have foundations in computing that prepare them for future education and the workplace.