We want all children to be prepared for their future, recognising how technology is an aid to learning; demonstrate an understanding of how to be safe and confident users of technology; and be creative and innovative learners.
A learner in Computing will:
Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
Understand how to remain safe online.
Analyse and solve relevant and worthwhile problems in computational terms.
Be able to adapt easily to the information technology systems and approaches they will encounter in their future lives.
Use logical reasoning to explain.
Recognise common uses of information technology, both in and beyond school.
Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
Computing at St Katharine’s has been broken down into 4 strands:
Each child will develop key skills in all four strands within Computing lessons during their time at St Katharine’s. In addition to Computing lessons, the use of technology is incorporated across the curriculum, reinforcing the teaching of essential skills for life and enabling learners to participate more readily and safely in a rapidly changing digital world.
Using the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) framework, children will be introduced to eight different aspects of online education through Computing lessons during their time at St Katharine’s.
These are taught alongside projects as part of Computing lessons where appropriate and through stand-alone E-Safety lessons, linking to the PSHE curriculum.
Additional E-Safety lessons take place during Internet Safety Week.