‘Everyone should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you to think’
The road map below is to show the Computing curriculum as it progresses through the school from Reception to Year 6.
Through the teaching of computing, children will become competent, confident, creative and safe users of information and communication technology. Children will be proportionally taught e-safety, programming, multimedia, data handling and technologically in our lives modules progressively across KS1 and KS2. In addition to this, children will be able to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. Children will be taught to analyse problems in computational terms, to evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems and have repeated practical
experience of writing computer programs. All children will develop the understanding to use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour, outcomes and issues of simple programs. Therefore, children should be able to recognise the common uses of information technology beyond school and its future growth.
The road map below is to show the E-Safety curriculum as it progresses through the school from Reception to Year 6.
At St. Anne’s Church Academy we have and follow an E-Safety policy that provides guidance for teachers, children and parents and careers about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in e-safety lessons and children learn how to stay safe when using technology.
In computing, all children will be taught how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; keeping personal information private; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and who to contact regarding internet or other online technologies.