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Computing

How Computing is Taught

Computing in taught throughout school on a weekly basis using a range of different approaches. 

In EYFS children have access to a range of information communication technologies throughout the day in their continuous provision.  For example, there are desktop computers, remote control programmable toys and iPads to enhance the children’s curriculum. 

In KS1 and KS2, children have access to desktop computers and laptops throughout the day across all lessons.  In addition to which, learning is enhanced through the use of iPads and iPods. 

Skill Progression in a Mixed Age Class

At St. Saviour’s we have adapted the recommended Lancashire computing plans to create our own personalised two year rolling curriculum.  The long term plan for our school outlines the units taught to ensure clear skill progression across the year groups, building on the children’s existing knowledge and understanding.  Both computing skills and Online Safety are taught discretely throughout the units as well as across our broader curriculum.

Help at Home

We strongly value the partnership between home and school learning, finding that children are incredibly proud to show staff in school the work they have produced at home.  Here are some websites which can help extend your child’s learning at home… 

 

British Values and SMSC

In school we work hard to develop the children’s understanding of the fundamental British values.  This is promoted through:

  • Democracy – children are provided with opportunities to be able to choose their own websites, software and tools to help complete their work
  • Rule of Law – making clear the guidelines about the ethical use of the internet and how we keep ourselves and others safe by discussing the moral and social implications, for example, of cyber-bullying
  • Individual Liberty – ensuring children have the knowledge and tools to report any instances of cyber-bullying and online safety issues
  • Mutual Respect –by highlighting and teaching ways to stay safe when using online services and social media.

Please click the image below to find out more about how we promote SMSC through our computing curriculum…

 

Resources:

We have a wealth of resources to use in school to promote children’s understanding and computing development.