Computing - The most important lesson!
Computing Manager - Mrs Keen
At All Saints we understand that technology is everywhere and will play an important part in students' lives. We want to teach our pupils on how to use technology safely, responsibly and positively. We want children to become independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through computer science lessons we want them to develop resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways, can be used to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.
The majority of computing that takes place in All Saints school is embedded throughout all areas of the curriculum using Cornerstones. We do however have explicit computing lessons which may be used to ensure the children have the digital literacy skills needed for a task or as a tinkering session when being introduced to new software to give children opportunity to experiment and familiarise themselves with the different elements and tools etc.
This curriculum ensures that All Saints children are competent and safe users of computing with an understanding of how technology works. They will have the skills to express themselves and be creative in using digital media and are confident when faced with new technology. Our children can use many forms of social media and technology and whilst doing so they can keep themselves safe and show tolerance and mutual respect for others.