At St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that developing a high quality, computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Implementing a wide range of computing and technological skills across the school is vital for a successful future for all of our children. We aim to give pupils experiences of new technologies along with confidence and enthusiasm to explore computational thinking.
We will ensure that all children;
- 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.
We teach the children to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. As a school we believe that we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children. Their wellbeing is paramount.