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At Our Lady’s, our Computing curriculum is aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science;
  • can analyse problems in computational terms;
  • can evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems;
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

The curriculum consists of a balance of computer science, information technology and digital literacy which is delivered to the children using a curriculum developed by a consortium of schools in Dartford (DASCO).

 

Computing is a practical subject, in which resourcefulness and invention is encouraged as it helps to develop skills and ideas that can be applied to the ‘real world’. We use a range of resources to help teach the children the skills they need including: digital cameras, microphones, laptops, I-pads, pro-bots and bee-bots.

 

Technology is also used to enrich the learning experience for all, across the curriculum. This could be through: actively involving learners in lessons using interactive whiteboards which are situated in every classroom; by encouraging pupils to apply skills they learnt as part of computing units of work in other areas of the curriculum (creating a video presentation or web page); through using stage lighting and sound to bring dramatic performances to life; displaying children’s work using electronic visualisers; or using electronic microscopes to help with science experiments.

 

Ultimately, we need to prepare children for the digital world they are living in.

 

Acceptable Use Policies

Click on the link below to find resources and information on e-safety.

DfE Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying

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