At St Luke's we believe that a good computing capability is an essential skill for life. Used safely and correctly it can enable children to improve their learning and eventually participate fully in a rapidly changing world.
Using the internet safely and well for example can give children rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.
The new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Through their time at St Luke's children will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.
Our aim is to develop, maintain and stimulate pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Computing and to encourage pupils to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive Computing in the context of a wider body of knowledge. Pupils should ideally become autonomous users of ICT with the associated skills supporting lifelong study and the pursuit of personal interests.
At St Luke's we teach each of the three strands of Computing as set out in the National Curriculum: details of which are below.
Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented on programs on digital devices;and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
Create and debug simple programs
Use logic reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
Design, write and debug programs that accomplih specific goals, including controlling and simulating physical systems;solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web
Appreciate how [search] results are selected and ranked
|Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
Use search technologies effectively
Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about the content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration
be discerning in evaluating digital content
Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
From: Naace computing at school 2013