The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
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 to solve problems
are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Here at St Michael's we use a range of equipment such as laptops, desktop computers, I-pads and digital cameras. These may be used during specific computing teaching sessions, but are also incorporated into cross-curricular work.
Computer skills are taught in all year groups from the Foundation stage, beginning with basic skills such as developing mouse control; opening apps or programs and saving and printing our work. Progression through the year groups ensures that keyboard skills continue to develop, whilst pupils are introduced to a wider range of programs, apps and techniques. A coding unit of work is taught in each year group from year 1-6 through Espresso coding online and scratch.
Esafety is an important part on ICT and we teach the children the skills to stay safe. We teach children the SMART rules which you can find more about here https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/get-smart
Please find a link to National Online Safety website which has lots of really useful reading for parents to ensure children are safe using the internet out of school and has a lot of information on the different social platforms that children are using https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/