Computing Curriculum Overview

Technology is changing the lives of everyone. It is our intention to prepare our pupils for the digital world; unlocking potential and providing pupils with the knowledge and skills to keep our pupils safe online.   

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention to provide opportunities explicitly through computing and other subjects to allow all pupils to achieve this. We aim to develop confident, independent learners who are able to plan, design, create, program and evaluate information through the use of ICT.

Our curriculum is designed to enable pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to further understand our world. For children to be able to develop their resilience to find the solution to a problem and to be able to explain and analyse how to prevent this from happening in the future. At Coppull St John’s, we will ensure that our pupils become digitally literate.

Through the study of computing, pupils at Coppull St John’s will develop fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to find, explore, analyse and present information in a variety of ways. We, at Coppull St John’s, recognise the responsibility to prepare pupils for their future workplace and by equipping the children with these skills it will enhance their learning and prepare them for the challenge of the ever-changing technological world.

As well as the benefits of technology, at Coppull St John’s, we also know of the risks and take Online Safety seriously. These messages are highlighted throughout the curriculum and the children are provided with scenarios allowing them to implement these rules. Each year, we have a day dedicated to Online Safety providing opportunities of working with children from EYFS to Year 6 on workshops in relation to keeping safe online. Furthermore, an Online Newsletter is sent home to parents once a month providing information and tips on keeping children safe online.