Computing

Computing at St Stephen’s provides a wide range of skills and opportunities. We have several laptop / Chromebook trolleys, providing pupils with the opportunity to use computers for Computing lessons and cross-curricular purposes, as well as an interactive whiteboard in each class for teaching skills and concepts. 

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology.

National Curriculum – Computing

Computing Curriculum Overview

Computing Policy

Computing Program of Study 2022-2023

Computing Scheme Of Work 2022-2023

Online Safety Workshop Slideshow 2021

Coding Day 2022 Newsletter

The three aspects of the Computing curriculum are:

  • Computer Science- in which the children are taught to understand computers and coding. Children will learn principles of coding, how to debug programmes and write their own.
  • Information and Communication Technology- in which the children learn to use their skills for a range of purposes, for example – presenting and collecting data, making posters/adverts, presenting information to others etc. This covers many of the skills we are used to using in our everyday lives
  • Digital Literacy- in which children learn to participate safely and responsibly in the digital world. This covers ideas such as keeping ourselves safe in the digital world, knowing what is appropriate behaviour online, thinking about our own responsibilities in relation to what we post about others, understanding what things we are allowed to publish as our own (copywriting etc.)

Aims

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

Please click here to read more about the national curriculum for computing: