Computing

Computing

At St Mary's, we follow the  National Curriculum for Computing, delivering a high-quality computing education to create active engagement in a digital world. Informed by developments in computing and best practice nationally,  We teach pupils to use their computational and creative thinking to solve problems; to use ICT to communicate effectively and to become digitally literate, preparing them for their future place in the twenty-first-century workplace.  

The computing curriculum covers four main strands:

Computer Science (Coding)

Children are taught to create, debug and follow simple algorithms; to understand inputs and outputs; to understand computer networks, including the internet.

Information Technology

Children are taught to use appropriate word processing software to create, store, retrieve and manipulate digital content.

Digital Literacy

Children are taught to instinctively apply their digital skills to a range of technology, recognising the common uses of technology both inside and outside school.

E-safety

Children are taught how to be responsible, safe users of technology. They are taught to recognise and report unsafe practices and to understand how to keep private information safe online.

We have a well designed and equipped Computing room for whole class lessons, alongside mobile devices such as laptops and ipads which are used in classrooms and around the school.