At St Barnabas and St Paul’s C.E. Primary School, we value the digital experiences of our children, and have developed a Computing curriculum that is broad, balanced and ambitious. We want our children to know more, remember more and be able to do more. Our progressive curriculum aims create experiences that will enable our pupils to be digitally aware and computer literate. It is our intention that we teach a Computing curriculum that allows our children to be computational thinkers in order to understand, and create a change in, the wider world.
Our curriculum interweaves computer science, information technology and digital literacy and at the heart of it, computational thinking, to support our ambitions of ensuring our children become digitally competent. Computing will progress through the year groups building on concepts within computer science such as understanding algorithms, debugging programs and writing, correcting and detecting errors. The information technology units will allow children to collect, analyse, evaluate and present data, while the digital literacy units will allow our children to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
Our intention is that the Computing curriculum will prepare our students to be the best for God that they can be, in a world where technology is moving at an exponential rate. It is our intention that, by delivering our Computing curriculum in a balanced and logical way, our students will be comfortable in a world where they will face these technological changes, and will tackle them with hope, ambition and aspiration.
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick