St. Wulstan's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Computing

 

At St. Wulstan’s, we aim to produce learners who are confident and effective users of technology. We believe that computing is a powerful tool which can be used to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum. Our belief is that access to a quality computing curriculum enables pupils to build the essential skills they need to be successful in an ever-changing digital world.

The core of the computing curriculum is computer science, in which pupils are taught how technology works and how they can use this knowledge to create their own programs. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate and are able to use, and present their ideas through, information and communication technology.

 

Key Stage 1

Pupils are taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

 

Key Stage 2

Pupils are taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

 

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