At St George’s School we want our children to be digitally literate and confident to use and develop ideas through information and communication technology.
We follow the National Curriculum for Computing. This identifies and groups objectives for children to learn in KS1 and KS2.
For EYFS children, we use opportunities to recognise and interact with a range of technology used in home and school and to select specific technology for a purpose, complete simple programmes and know information can be retrieved from computers.
The National Curriculum states that the ‘core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming’ and we strive to ensure that all children develop this core knowledge and understanding whilst at St George’s.
Computing has wide links across the curriculum and we implement these links by using our ICT suite for all subjects and topics. Subjects such as science, history and design and technology rely on the use of ICT as a source of information and is a vital tool for learning.
Alongside children’s increased knowledge and understanding of the digital world we understand it is vital to teach our children how to keep themselves safe whilst online and how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. For more information about keeping your child safe online use the Net Aware link at the bottom of each page and to report any online content then click the CEOP button at the bottom of each page.
For more information on the National Curriculum for computing please follow the link below.