Computing (previously called Information, Communication Technology) has been divided into three strands with a greater emphasis now placed on computational thinking and creativity. These strands are:
Computer Science includes a requirement for the children to understand computers and networks as well as programming, from basic use of commands to direct a robot up to writing their own programmes by the end of KS2.
Information Technology is the traditional element of the subject in which children learn to use software packages to produce documents, sounds and images.
Digital Literacy focuses on the responsible and safe use of computers to make children aware of their roles in a digital world.
At St. James’ we will deliver this area of the curriculum through Purple Mash and assess skills using the Chris Quigley Milestones. We aim to give our children a wide range of experiences using laptops, iPads, drones, green screen technology, LEGO animation, virtual reality and coding equipment such as BeeBots, Coding Caterpillars and much more.
We strive to prepare our children to become computer literate and grow with the ever-changing technological world around them.
'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10.