At St Paul’s CE Academy we believe that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving the best of their abilities. As technology has advanced we understand the value technology and our Computing curriculum plays in supporting pupils within day-to-day life.
Computing is an integral part of the national curriculum and has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design Technology. By providing a high quality Computing education St Paul’s CE Academy will equip pupils with the use of computational thinking and the creativity to understand the ever changing technoloigcal world around us. At St Paul’s CE Academy we recognise that pupils are entitled to the quality hardware, software, unplugged resources and structured progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use effectively
All Computing learning will begin by revisiting prior knowledge. This will be scaffolded in order to support children to recall previous learning and make connections. Staff will model explicitly the subject-specific vocabulary, knowledge and skills relevant to the learning to allow them to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts. Learning will be supported through the use of knowledge organisers that provide children with supports to help them retain new facts and vocabulary in their long term memory. The knowledge organisers will also allow teachers to assess the children at the start and end of the topic and see whether they have retained the knowledge taught so far.
At St Paul’s we believe that a well taught computing curriculum: