One of the most influential and important aspects of society today is computing; the internet and the technologies which accompany it. At Cathedral Primary school, our curriculum ensures each of our children are prepared for the challenge of this rapidly-developing technological world. By building a sound understanding of the importance of being safe online, being respectful, trustworthy and knowing what to do when we feel unsafe. Children are able to search for specific, age-appropriate content and use it to ‘support’ their learning. We have instilled a love of computing by ‘making available’ ‘and accessible’ an understanding of algorithms and coding. Our school provides children with access to a range of technology, providing them with an environment where access to computing resources is natural and commonplace.
To read more about the intent, implementation and impact of our Computing curriculum, click here.
Our aims, in line with the national curriculum, ensure that all children:
– can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation;
– can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
– can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems; and
– are competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology;
– are responsible users of technology and recognise the risks associated with an online presence;
– are critical consumers of online information.