“Computers and technology are now part of everyday life. We believe that an understanding of computer science and technology is essential to understanding the world in which we live”
The core teaching of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
In the Early Years/Foundation Stage our pupils are introduced technology through computing activities and resources through understanding the world. In Key Stage 1 and 2, pupils receive weekly computing lessons as well as many opportunities to learn in other subjects in a cross-curricular way.
Our computing curriculum has four strands to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum:
· Computer Science
· Information Technology
· Digital Literacy
Keeping children safe is our priority at St Bede’s Catholic Primary school. That is why our pupils take part in e-safety from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Through the curriculum our pupils are taught how to stay safe when using the internet and how to be a responsible user of technology.