Computing

Intent

Technology is a quintessential ingredient of modern-day life, developing and transforming the future of the world. At St Francis of Assisi, we believe computing is an essential component of the National Curriculum. Through our computing curriculum, we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish.

We will focus on the skills required for children to adapt to an ever-changing digital world and want our children to become independent and resilient users of technology, having the confidence and critical problem-solving skills required for their future. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing.

By the time they leave St Francis, children will have will have developed a love of computing and gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully).

Implementation

Please click here for a copy of our Computing long term planning document including the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2.