“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23
Computing Intent Statement
- Technology has now become an integral part of everyday life for recreational, social and workplace reasons. At Our Lady of Lourdes we understand the importance of ensuring our pupils develop the skills required for them to leave education digitally literate and able to participate fully in the future digital lifestyles and workplace.
- Through the study of Computing, pupils will be able to develop the knowledge and use of Computational Thinking skills and concepts, Computer Science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), Information Technology (using computer systems to send, store and retrieve information) and Digital Literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).
- At Our Lady’s computing is also an essential part of the whole curriculum, it provides a wide range of enriching learning opportunities across all subjects, providing a stimulus for learning and a way for pupils to creatively present their work using a range of technology and software.
- As well as the benefits that technology provides, we are also aware of the risks it can pose to young people's safety and well being. Not only do we work on pupils understanding of how to keep themselves safe but also on their digital resilience to enable them to cope with whatever the online world throws at them.
- Children will understand how Catholic virtues and British Values relate to Computing.
- Our intent is to help our pupils become digital creators not just digital consumers, who are confident, independent learners and are able to adapt to the every changing and progressing world of technology.
Implementation of the Computing Curriculum
The curriculum is led and overseen by the Computing subject lead. A regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review and the celebration of good practice will contribute to the ongoing commitment to evolve and improve further.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the Computing curriculum is implemented through:
- Discreet computing lessons and opportunities for a cross curricular approach.
- A scheme of work which ensures coverage and progression in all skills relating to Computing, including: an understanding of the principles and concepts of computer science; analysis of problems in computational terms and practical experience of writing computer programs; evaluation and application of information technology and becoming responsible users of information and communication technology.
- In the Early Years, Computing will be taught through continuous provision and predominantly the area of ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World.’
- Effective teaching using the infrastructure we have in place at school and so that it can meet the needs of all our pupils.
- Development of depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics.
- Meaningful links will be made between the computing curriculum at the wider curriculum, where appropriate.
- Use of either the iPads or laptops in order to access a range of apps and software.
- Feedback and suggested ways to improve their work either verbally or via Seesaw / Tapestry class pages.