The intention of the Computing Curriculum at St Anselm’s Primary School is to inspire our children with a fascination and curiosity about the world around them that will stay with them throughout their lives. We aspire for our children to be masters of technology, as we know that technology will play a pivotal part of their lives. We aim for our teaching of computing to develop creators, not consumers and plan a broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We support our children to understand that there is always a choice with technology and we role model using technology, in particular social media, positively and safely.
We aim for our children to be aware of online safety throughout their education, and recognise that being educated and aware of the dangers online is the best prevention policy. We ensure Online Safety is threaded throughout the curriculum, in all areas of learning, to develop children’s awareness of keeping safe, and best strategies to deal with difficulties as they occur. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways, and we aim for some of this learning to be shared with parents and the local community. Our knowledge rich curriculum is balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skillful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We aim for our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and to develop the confidence and independence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.
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