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 Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through our computing curriculum at St Michael’s, we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world, where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners across the whole curriculum, whilst developing motivation and social skills, as well as equipping them for life in a digital era. At St Michael’s it is our intention to provide a rich, relevant and challenging computing curriculum for all pupils, which provides inspirational learning experiences. We want our children to become digitally active individuals, who are respectful, informed and hopeful for how technology will be used in the future. 

As the children progress through Early Years to Key Stage 2, they will become increasingly confident in the application of their digital skills, by becoming communicators, collaborators and analysts. They will show imagination and creativity in their use of computing in their learning and life within and beyond school. They will develop their competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects. They will apply information technology and computer systems with consideration of e-safety, privacy and ethics.

In computing, we will:

  • Explore the technology around us through investigating computing systems and networks, including their uses in our everyday lives.

  • Develop our ability to use technology to make creative content in an imaginative way, encompassing a range of software and hardware focused on sound, picture and video.

  • Create digitally literate students who can confidently use a suite of applications to express their ideas and opinions.

  • Research and present data using a variety of visualisation tools.

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, knowing where to go to for help and support when concerned about content or online behaviour.

  • Build on our natural curiosity and develop computational thinking that allows students to problem solve, by using computational language and vocabulary.

  • Design, write and debug algorithms and programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or stimulating physical systems; solving problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

Computing Long Term Plan