The teaching of Computing at St Georges is delivered on a weekly basis. The children have an opportunity to develop their computing skill both online and offline. The children use resources to develop their understanding and to become creative, confident and safe when using digital technology.
- To deliver effective Computing skills and a programme of study as described in the National Curriculum
- Promote an interest in different aspects of Computing though discrete lessons and cross curricular learning
- Develop children’s Computing skills, knowledge and understanding so that they can be used across a range of curriculum areas
Computing is divided into five different categories: E-Safety, Programming, Multimedia, Technology in Our Lives and Data Handling. Within these categories, children will develop progression skills across these areas from Reception to Year 6. Effective teaching and learning is important at St Georges and planning is designed to ensure children have a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares them to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world around them. They are exposed to a range of strategies to ensure they have the necessary life skills in this digital age.
Weekly computing sessions are collected in workbooks which the class teacher can use to evidence and track children’s progress in computing. These are monitored by the subject leader, to ensure progression across a year group, key stage and the whole school.