Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

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Computer Suite

Our 2019/20 Computing Curriculum

Member of Staff Responsible: Miss C Lawton / Mrs C Williams

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Computing Curriculum

Members of Staff Responsible: Miss C Lawton / Mrs C Williams

INTENT:  

At Leigh Sacred Heart, we aim to create a high-quality computing curriculum which supplies our pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and use technology in their daily lives.  

The national curriculum for Design and Technology 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  

IMPLEMENTATION: 

Our curriculum will be implemented to ensure that: 

  • Links are appropriately made with mathematics and English, science and design technology but also provide insights into natural and artificial systems.  
  • Children can think computationally i.e. solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.  It is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in.
  • Our lessons cover key principles of information technology, how systems work, and how to this knowledge can be applied when developing skills in programming.  
  • Our pupils become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a suitable level for the future workplace and as active participants of a digital world.  
  • Our children become confident, competent and discerning users of digital technology which will prepare them for participation in a rapidly changing world.   

IMPACT:  

The outcomes of the pupils in our school will be pupils who can think computationally and are therefore better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and the future.

Keeping Safe Online

Because children are starting to be more independent online and might go online unsupervised, there are lots of internet safety risks for them. This is more so if your child uses the internet to communicate with others :- for example, on social media or within games, this is why these sites have age limits. We understand there are so many sites out there, so we have made a list to help you with the most popular.

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