Our computing vision at St Cecilia’s Catholic Junior School, is to provide children with the essential skills and knowledge to be successful and responsible digital citizens.
Computing is an integral part of everyday life and will play an immeasurable part in our children’s futures. Through our curriculum we aim to prepare our children for the rapidly developing and ever-changing technological world. It is essential that all pupils gain the skills, confidence and ability to use technology safely and responsibly.
We will provide opportunities to enable children to access the most effective and emerging technologies; through computing lessons and cross curricular teaching. This will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum, whilst fostering their creativity and passion for Computing.
Here at St Cecilia's, Computing is taught by specialist Computing teachers from 'Hi-Impact'. All classes access lessons every term. Alongside this, our teachers also receive high-quality continuous professional development (CPD) to enhance their own computing knowledge and skills.
Children love their computing lessons! Here are a few examples of what they have learnt and enjoy in lessons:
'I completed a program when I made a puzzle for others to complete and solve on the app 'Sketch Nation'. It was tricky, but I realised I had issues in the codes, so I made sure I fixed the glitches so we could solve the puzzle' - Year 5
'We know that you have to repeat codes in most games that we make' - Year 5
' I can make objects move position through programming' - Year 3
'We build on skills we have done in other years to help us code.' Year 6
'I know how to be safe online - I always tell a trusted adult if I see something I know is wrong' - Year 6
'Computing lessons helps me solve and reason through problems, I use my skills to debug the codes to make it work' - Charlie.
'Simple algorithms in games can make character move forwards and jump' - Louie
'I know that coding will help me in the future, as I want to work in Computer Science - because I love just them!' - Joshua.