It is our intent to enable all children in the school to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to function in this digital age.
Through the teaching of Computing at St Michael’s, we equip children to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
Computing is an integral part of our everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. Computing enables rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of communities and cultures. Using Computing tools at St Michael’s children learn to: find, explore, analyse, exchange, and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Increased Computing capability promotes initiative and independent learners.
In order to effectively teach Computing, we have chosen to use the Kapow Computing Scheme. Kapow's Primary Computing scheme aims to instill a sense of enjoyment around using technology and to develop pupils' appreciation of its capabilities and the opportunities technology offers to create, manage, organise and collaborate. Tinkering with software and programs forms a part of the ethos of the scheme as we want to develop pupils' confidence when encountering new technology, which is a vital skill in the ever-evolving and changing landscape of technology.
Through the Kapow curriculum, we intend for pupils to not only be digitally competent but also be responsible online citizens. The scheme enables pupils to meet the end of Key Stage Attainment targets outlined in the National Curriculum.
Each child will be able to access the Internet in a safe and respectful way. They will understand the necessary precautions to take to stay safe and know where to seek help. No child should feel threatened or unsafe whilst online at school or at home.
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