Flying High in Computing at St Helen’s
During their time at St Helen’s CE Primary, all children will learn how to use a wide range of computing technology. Children will have the opportunity to become safe, respectable digital citizens, and be confident selecting appropriate technology for a wide variety of uses in the outside world.
We aim to encourage children to become computer literate, enabling them to fulfil their potential in an increasingly computer-dominated world. Learning key transferable computing skills such as typing, research, coding and data handling concepts, will enable them to adapt in an ever changing and technology rich environment.
We follow the Integra South Glos Scheme of Work that enables us to have a clear scope and implementation of Computing objectives.
There are five distinct strands to our Computing curriculum. The strands are taught through a mixture of discrete, subject specific Computing lessons and as part of other blocks of learning. The five strands are:
- Impact of technology
Computing is assessed using teacher judgement against the specific skills and knowledge taught that term, in line with the overview created by the subject leader. This assessment is divided into skills and knowledge. Children are also given the opportunity to evaluate their own learning as well, and use sentence stems to support this. Children are then able to utilise the skills for the wider world.