At St Robert Southwell we aim to promote a love of learning through the safe use of technology, equipping children to succeed in a rapidly changing technological world and facilitate learning in an interactive way, drawing upon the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
We follow a broad and balanced computing curriculum using a variety of tools to support us.
Starting with Early years, technology is addressed as part of Knowledge and Understanding of the World. The children have access to a variety of toys and technology that they can choose to use throughout the school day. Specific skills and safety are taught alongside this.
From Year 1 to Year 6 we follow the Barefoot Computing Curriculum and Switched on Computing to provide children with the necessary skills to stay safe online, understand the digital nature of our world, become digital citizens and build on self-taught skills they have acquired themselves.
Children are challenged appropriately to create algorithms, debug programs, understand how and why the internet works as well as embedding the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
A full curriculum map for Year 1-6 is attached in addition to our e-safety road maps. You will find our Computing and E-Safety policy online in our policies folder.
Computing Leader: Miss L Willsher and Miss S Newman