Computing at SJSP
The Computing Curriculum at St Jude and St Paul’s is fun, engaging and practical. Pupils have many opportunities to use a variety of computer software, code programs, apply computing knowledge and skills to best suit the needs of their daily lives across a variety of contexts in and out of school with confidence and competence. Our Computing Curriculum focuses and builds upon on three main strands. The three main Computing strands of focus:
- Computer Science: Pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and put this knowledge to use through programming.
- Information Technology: Pupils are equipped to use computer science knowledge and understanding to create programs, systems and a range of content.
- Digital Literacy: Pupils are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
We follow the the Islington Computing scheme of work, which aims to:
- Embrace the DfE Funded Teach Computing curriculum structure
- Enable improved Progress Assessment and Portfolio Development
- Build upon the effective legacy of Remote Learning
- Offer more structured weekly lessons and progressive half termly units of work for all three strands (Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology) of the Computing curriculum.
- Use localised Online Resources from LGfL including: Busythings, J2E suite
- Maximise the best national and global open resources for teaching Computing including: Barefoot Computing, Common Sense Media, code.org.
Online Safety within the Computing Curriculum
Embedded within the Computing Curriculum at St Jude and St Paul’s, there is also an emphasis on the importance of Online Safety for all year groups and is therefore taught regularly throughout the year. We regard e-safety to be a vital part of a child’s education and have an annual Safer Internet Day where we explore many aspects of how to stay safe in our ever-increasing digital world.