Statement of Intent
Through a variety of media, we aim to encourage children to maximise the benefits and opportunities that technology has to offer. Within the Computing curriculum, children are increasingly being equipped with the skills and knowledge to use technology appropriately and responsibly while also being able to recognise the risks associated with technology and how to deal with them, both within and outside the school environment. At St Laurence’s we aim to ensure that children learn in an environment where security measures are balanced appropriately with the need to learn effectively.
The National Curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
The main outcomes for children as they reach the end of their learning at St Laurence’s are:
- To be responsible and thoughtful digital citizens who are able to acknowledge the risks involved when using technology, and understand how these can be prevented.
- To develop computing skills with a range of hardware and software, and be able to choose these appropriately for a given task.