Bishop Aldhelm's CE
Loved by God; United in Learning
“Everybody should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs, former CEO and creator of Apple
Our School Values in Computing:
We show love by enjoying exploring a range of computer Programs and ICT equipment.
We show courage by being trying different strategies when learning how to code and by reporting e-safety concerns.
We show unity by working together on projects.
We show inspiration by encouraging others to have a go at finding new solutions.
Computing at Bishop Aldhelm’s CE Primary School intends to develop digital leaders of the future capable to participate in a rapidly changing world through a modern, ambitious and relevant programme of learning. It is important to us that the children understand how to use ever-changing technology to express themselves, as tools for learning and as a means to drive their generation forward into the future.
We want children to understand how to keep themselves safe online and to develop as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology. Our aim is to provide a computing curriculum that is designed to balance acquiring a broad and deep knowledge alongside opportunities to apply skills in various digital contexts.
Pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content to meet specific purpose.
Pupils will be given the opportunity to apply and develop what they have learnt in our computing lessons across the wider curriculum. Through our curriculum, we intend for pupils not only to be digitally competent and have a range of transferable skills for the future, but to also be responsible online citizens.
In computing, our curriculum develops children’s knowledge of:
Each concept is progressive and incorporated throughout. We ensure that our children are also taught how to keep safe online; this element of Computing is intertwined with other curriculum areas and throughout the computing curriculum. Units are planned with vocabulary to be taught at the start. Children also learn about key people who have influenced the development of computing through history.
Importance to Bishop Aldhelm’s children:
Computing capability is an essential skill for life and enables learners to participate more readily in a rapidly changing world.
Children at Bishop Aldhelm’s have the opportunity to be ‘Digital Leaders’ leading on computer activities across the school and helping with troubleshooting and ICT set ups in Worships. They also educate other children about the importance of looking after computing equipment appropriately.
Local Links: Locally we have a number of companies to inspire children’s computing skills at Bishop Aldhelm’s: Barclays Bank, JP Morgan Chase, QinetiQ, Honeywell, Siemens & the NHS
We want children leaving Bishop Aldhelm’s to be able to:
Understand how to keep themselves safe when using technology.
Use skills that they have learnt to navigate new programs and software.
Use technology to help with tasks in life e.g. budgeting.
Feel inspired to find new ways of doing things.