Curriculum Intent for Computing
In this subject, we aim to equip our children with the skills and knowledge to immerse themselves in a world of ever changing technology. Children will have the opportunity to develop their thinking and problem solving skills while increasing their knowledge of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. They will be supported and challenged to know more and remember more, enabling them to reach the end points for each key stage. This will equip them to succeed in education and in adult life, and to make a positive contribution to society for the common good.
Curriculum Implementation for Computing
At Holy Cross, we follow the National Curriculum programme of study which covers all three areas of Computing: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. Computing is planned, taught and assessed using the carefully selected online scheme of work ‘Purple Mash’. Lessons are taught discretely and where appropriate, meaningful links are made between computing and the wider curriculum.
In computing lessons, the children will use either IPads or laptops in order to access a range of apps on Purple Mash.
In addition to this, children have regular opportunities to revisit their learning about internet safety through National Internet Safety Day, visitors and meaningful discussions in other areas of the curriculum.