The Computing curriculum now places less focus on simply being able to use technology, but on the children being able to create and program for themselves. Through the teaching of Computing we aim to equip pupils at Holy Trinity School with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Our children will develop an understanding of computer science, become digitally literate and be able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.
These are some of the key skills which pupils at Holy Trinity School will develop:
- Use a range of technology confidently and safely including cameras, Beebots, computers and laptops.
- Create and write simple programs
- Debug programs
- Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- Use technology purposefully
- Create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- Develop understanding of computer networks and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
- Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
At Holy Trinity School, we ensure that the children are taught how to be safe when using the internet. We use age-appropriate resources from The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, or CEOP, to teach the children how to stay safe online. We also take part in Safer Internet Day every year, by dedicating a day to exploring how to use technology safely.
KS1: use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
KS2: use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.