Computing statement of intent
💻 – Through our computing curriculum at St Teresa’s we aim to develop our pupils’ experiences, knowledge and understanding of IT, and give them the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way.
💻 – At St Teresa’s we develop independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.
💻 – We place heavy emphasis on online safety which involves:- teaching pupils to use online resources safely and responsibly, the importance of treating others respectfully when using technology to communicate and knowing what steps to take if other online users are not respectful or cause concern.
💻 – Our aim for pupils in computing is for them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology, whilst through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
💻 – We want our pupils to be prepared for aspirational careers in the future, able to communicate and operate in the 21st century workplace, and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.
💻 – Based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, and underpinned with the values of the Gospel, we want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.
💻 – Only excellence is good enough at St Teresa’s!
Our Long and Medium Term Computing planning ensures the progression of skills, vocabulary and knowledge across each year group and phase in line with the National Curriculum.
Every class has a weekly Computing lesson, either through theory or practical lessons using a variety of hardware including: iPads, Chromebooks, digital cameras and programmable devices.
We use Purple Mash as a teaching scheme as it offers our students access to a wide range of programmes and applications to learn and apply different skills in different contexts. It is an engaging platform for children of all ages, accessible and challenging for children of all abilities, and can be accessed at any time to extend learning opportunities beyond the school day. Through this we ensure our pupils develop a love of Computing, together with vocabulary, skills and knowledge in Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
Please ask to view a paper copy of our Medium Term Plans, end points for assessment and progression documents.
Each half term, knowledge organisers that include vocabulary, skills and knowledge to include in conversations and projects at home will be sent to you.