Computing

Vision Statement for Computing

Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing here at St Thomas’ we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world, where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners across the whole curriculum, whilst developing motivation and social skills, as well as equipping them for life in a digital era. At St Thomas’ it is our intention to provide a rich, relevant and challenging computing curriculum for all pupils, which provides inspirational learning experiences and caters for different learning styles. We want our children to become digitally active individuals, who are respectful, informed and hopeful in this community and God’s world. 

As the children progress through Early Years to Key Stage 2, they will become increasingly confident in the application of their digital skills, by becoming communicators, collaborators and analysts. They will show imagination and creativity in their use of computing in their learning and life within and beyond school. They will develop their competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects. They will apply information technology and computer systems with consideration of e-safety, privacy and ethics, which link closely to PSHE.

We grow together in Computing by:

  • Exploring the technology around us through investigating computing systems and networks, including their uses in our everyday lives.
  • Developing our ability to use technology to make creative content in an imaginative way, encompassing a range of software and hardware focused on sound, picture and video.
  • Creating digitally literate students who can confidently use a suite of applications to express their ideas and opinions.
  • Researching and presenting data using a variety of visualisation tools.
  • Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, knowing where to go to for help and support when concerned about content or online behaviour.
  • Building on our natural curiosity and develop computational thinking that allows students to problem solve, by using computational language and vocabulary.
  • Designing, writing and debugging algorithms and programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or stimulating physical systems; solving problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

As digital citizens, we aim to follow our school’s curriculum vision in order to

Be Curious, Be Knowledgeable, Be Creative, Be Compassionate,

Be Reflective, Be Courageous.

 

Growing together through faith in Jesus Christ, ‘Let all you do be done in love.’

(1 Corinthians 16).

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E. stthomas_primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk