At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School we follow the National Curriculum for Computing. Lessons and outcomes are planned so that the pupils can achieve the best outcomes possible. The children use laptops and Learning Pads within lessons.
The programme of teaching and learning provides a broad spectrum of computing experience covering, for example: programming, communication, how to use computers safely and effectively in everyday life, and how to use digital tools to create and develop up to date media. All of the elements lead to knowledge and skills within the discipline and also to general, important and applicable life skills.
Programming at school starts in Key Stage 1 and even at this early stage one can see the life skill benefits in learning to plan, look at consequences, sequence instructions and predict outcomes all of which are important generic life skills.
Using technology safely is also a vital element of computing sessions. Children are made aware of how to keep safe online and what they need to do if they ever feel uncomfortable with online context.
These practical, communication and safety skills are recognised as being vitally important. They enable pupils to take part in the swiftly developing world and prepare them to meet the future with confidence.
Computing Curriculum Map