At St Osmund’s, we believe that computing can help make learning more stimulating for children. In a world with increasing technological aspects, our computing curriculum aims to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that children will need in order to thrive.
Children learn basic IT skills for computer literacy from the EYFS through the school to Year 6, whilst also developing wider skills such as algorithms, data representation and computer programming. Through the years, children build upon technical vocabulary and knowledge to deepen their understanding. Children are taught to design and build programs, develop ideas through technology and create a range of content across different platforms. Computing is a skill which is integral to many subjects, developing the use of key software such as Word, Powerpoint, Publisher and Excel which are tools than can be used in wider life.
E-Safety is a vital life skill which is embedded into our computing curriculum as well as being taught explicitly when working with online programs. Children are aware of what personal information should be kept private and confidential and understand how to report negative behaviour online, creating a positive and safe digital space for all to learn and strive.