Computing

At St. John Fisher we are following the national curriculum for computing whichaims 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.

Click on the on the boxes below to view curriculum details for Key stage 1 and 2.

IN KEY STAGE 1 PUPILS WILL BE TAUGHT TO:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and
    retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • 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.

IN KEY STAGE 2 PUPILS WILL BE TAUGHT TO:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks including the internet; how they can
    provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable

e-safety

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school.

Year 5 children regularly have the opportunity to take part in a Click-Safe theatre workshop in school creating a play in a day based around Online Safety. This gives the children the opportunity to spend a day thinking about using technology safely in a fun way. At the end of the day they then perform the play to other children in KS2 as well as parents. These photos show year 5 in rehearsal in May 2017.

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In 2017 we look at the power of the image as part of Internet Safety Day. Children had the opportunity to work with a professional photographer – watch this to see more about our work.