St Christopher’s Computing Curriculum
At St Christopher’s the computing curriculum is taught by our teaching staff and a specialist computing teacher, Mr Clayworth. Using a specialist teacher ensures that the children are accessing the latest technology and being challenged in their use of computing science.
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including algorithms and networks.
- Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically or to solve problems.
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
St Christopher’s computer curriculum gives the children opportunities to learn basic computer programming and algorithms, where our children control simple floor robots and use scratch in Year 1 and 2, right up to creating on-screen computer games and programmes in Year 6. The Computing Curriculum links in with topics in history, geography and Science.
The children are constantly learning e-safety in lessons, assemblies or visits from professional organisations. We use the Childnet abbreviation “SMART.” This stands for Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliable and Tell. All children know this term and what to do if they come across inappropriate material or invites on the internet.
Please click on our Long Term Plan below: