Computing at St Johns
Computing Curriculum Intent
At St John’s, Computing is taught in three clear areas with our intentions being:
- To ensure children have the essential knowledge to be able to successfully use information and communication technology effectively to enhance their lives;
- To develop the children as critical thinkers, who are able to analyse problems in computing terms, identifying what they need to do and to ask questions to further their learning;
- To encourage children to take ownership of their learning, by choosing programmes to suit the purpose of their task and organise digital information, reflecting on their strategies and making links with other areas of the curriculum;
- To develop the children’s knowledge of the common uses of information technology beyond school, how they can be used in everyday life;
- To develop safe and responsible users of information and communication technology by ensuring the children have a wide knowledge of what online safety means;
- To provide opportunities for children to be creative, curious and logical as they navigate, investigate and contribute to the computing world.
- Please open the link below to see our long term plan for Computing.
- Please open the link below to see the progression in knowledge and skills throughout the year groups.
- Computing is taught in three distinct areas: Programming, Digital literacy and E-Safety.
- Programming is taught using Twinkl Planning, Kodu, Beebots, Turtle Logo and Scratch.
- Digital Literacy is taught through various Microsoft Programmes as well as I-pad Apps or other hardware. Please open the link at the bottom of the page to see an example of a year group termly plan.
- E-Safety is taught through the online scheme of learning developed by E-Aware.
- Digital Literacy is taught every term, Programming and E-Safety are timetabled for 1 term only. We ensure, where appropriate, that the learning links to other curriculum areas, such as linking Digital Literacy with English or History.
- We assess pupil progress through the end of unit challenges identified on the termly plans for digital literacy. This information is used to make a judgement about achievement in this subject at the end of the year and is reported to parents as Expected level or Not Expected level. E-Safety is assessed online using questionnaires on the E-Aware website and results are collated. Programming is assessed though end of unit challenges.
- Pupils’ work is evidenced in samples of work which can be found in the child’s curriculum book.
- End of unit challenges captured electronically or through photographs.
- Pieces of work are captured on Twitter or the school website.