"A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world."
Computing programme of study, Department of Education
Our computing curriculum at St Rose has been designed with the above aims in mind. We currently offer a curriculum where the units taught have been carefully sequenced, providing children with the chance to revisit, repeat and build on key concepts and ideas.
At St Rose, we aim to foster children’s curiosity and fascination with technology so that this thirst for knowledge remains with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to give children as many opportunities as possible to experience, explore and explain the wide variety of technology in the world in order for them to become informed and thoughtful members of the digital community.
There are three main aspects of the computing curriculum at St Rose: computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL). At the core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of multimedia content. Our curriculum also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at a level where they can become active participants in a digital world.
The key concepts taught in our school include:
Basic Skills (DL & IT)
Online safety (DL)
Internet & Email (DL & IT)
Data Handling (IT)
The aims of our Computing Curriculum are to equip the future generations with the necessary skills for adult life and employment within the ever-changing technological environment we live in. To fulfil all of these objects and to achieve the aims of The National Curriculum we use the planning scheme from BGFL/ Launchpad 365. We feel this planning scheme allows us to deliver the rich and broad Computing curriculum the children need and equips them with the technological skills needed for later life. Please see a copy of Our Whole School Computing Planning Document below. Here you can see when each year group covers their objectives and their Computing topic or focus for the half term.