We are Computer Programmers!
Computing Curriculum Intent
At St Martin’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise that technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing, we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way.
As a school, will deliver the requirements of the KS1 and KS2 computing programmes of study through following the 'Teach Computing' (National Centre for Computing Education) curriculum to ensure that our pupils have the digital skills they need. We aim to inspire pupils to continue to learn and apply the skills they learn at secondary school, university, and beyond in the workplace.
One of the most important aspects of the computing curriculum at St Martin's is the focus on E-Safety. We want our children to use technology safely and respectfully, to recognise the fantastic opportunities that the online world can bring but also to recognise the implications of this. We teach them how to balance their screen time, filter for real and ‘fake’ news, keep themselves protected in an online environment and recognise the impact of their online and offline behaviour. We do this through using 'Project Evolve'.
The Computing subject lead is Mrs Williams.