At St Barnabas, we use computing to aid and enrich learning in all areas of the curriculum, such as research and presenting our work. It inspires us to be more creative and dynamic in how we acquire and share our learning. Using the Computing National Curriculum, we have created a child-friendly skills-led curriculum which helps pupils to be aware of the different aspects of computing and the related skills that we learn:
- I am a coder – Computer programming. We learn how to program, debug and re-design programs.
- I am a creator – Using visual media, such as animation, photography and creating videos.
- I am a collector – Data Handling
- I am a communicator – Word processing, presentations and sharing information.
- I am a digital citizen – E-safety, staying safe online, cyber-bullying awareness and becoming responsible users of all technology. This is embedded often through all other areas of our curriculum. Please see our Online Safety page for more information on how we support parents and pupils.
Each area is broken into ‘I can’ statements which help the children to track their achievement and skills throughout each topic.
We have a trolley of laptops and a trolley of tablets so that pupils can use them flexibly in the classrooms to support learning.
See below for our computing curriculum documents and long-term planning: