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Computing

At SMSJ we are dedicated to helping each child acquire the knowledge and the skills relevant to life in the ever changing technological world in which we live. 

The computing curriculum aims for all pupils to learn the following:

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

SMSJ aim for all pupils to gain confidence and enjoyment from ICT activities.  Children are encouraged and supported to apply their skills and learning across the curriculum. 

The following strands are taught in all primary year groups.

  • Programming and Computer Science
  • Creative use of Technology
  • E-Safety and Digital Literacy

We are well resourced with computers and an interactive whiteboard in each classroom which ensures continuous ICT provision.

We also have mobile laptop trolleys which allow the children to have ICT access in the classroom to enhance their learning further.  These are timetabled for class use. 

We take e-safety very seriously at SMSJ and we teach children the importance of being safe on-line.   Pupils are taught how to evaluate internet content for suitability and to report any inappropriate web pages to staff.  We hold an annual e-safety day to further promote awareness and responsibility.

COMPUTING CURRICULUM OVERVIEW YEARS 1 - 6 - Please click here to see this document