St Cyprians Greek Orthodox Primary Academy – Computing Curriculum Intent
St. Cyprian’s seeks to equip our children with the knowledge, curiosity and mastery required to enhance their experience of computer science whilst being responsible users of technology in an ever evolving society. We intend for children to develop a range of conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills that are fully embedded so that they can be transferred to other curriculum areas as well as beyond primary school, whilst promoting children’s social development.
Through the school ethos: ‘I am strong through Jesus Christ to the best that I can be’, Computing taught at St Cyprian's Primary Academy, aims to ensure that all children:
- Are able to use correct terminology about processes, such as debugging, that is taught to them explicitly during computing lessons.
- Children at St Cyprian’s are taught computational skills using physical, programmable roamers, and virtual resources on online learning platforms.
- Objectives are fulfilled through long, medium and weekly planning; and are taught implicitly and explicitly: computing topics are broken up into safe and responsible use of the internet, analytical skills and computer maintenance.
- With the use of subject specific language, children begin to contribute to discussions whilst offering their own opinion on a variety of ‘safer use topics’ from a range of contexts that simulate age-appropriate scenarios.
At St Cyprian’s, children will have a deep functional understanding and knowledge of programming and coding and how they can be used in multiple subject areas including but not limited to: Literacy, Numeracy, Science and the wider curriculum. From our teaching of computing children will be able to: responsibly and safely use the internet, create simple programs, debug and troubleshoot existing programs to fulfil required goals as well as using imagination to increase complexity; these will be assessed formatively and summatively throughout the year. At St. Cyprian’s, we strive to make computing an enjoyable and engaging part of children’s learning and development and we see it as an integral part to prepare for the wider and developing world.