Computing 2020 - 2021

Mr King

In computing, children use a range of software and devices to produce content that brings their ideas to life. We aim to give children the opportunity to apply their learning across a range of software and platforms in order to prepare them as flexible, computational thinkers, who are equipped with the necessary skills to keep pace with a continually evolving world of computing, information and technology. 

Our curriculum intent is as follows: 

  • The computing curriculum is broad and balanced ensuring coverage of the three strands of the computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology.
  • Children learn to be competent in coding for a variety of practical and creative purposes.
  • Concepts are revisited and built upon over the course of the key stage to help knowledge stick.
  • Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of meaningful realistic and challenging situations. 
  • Children are encouraged to communicate ideas well by using a range of applications and devices across the curriculum.
  • Specific computing vocabulary is explicitly taught so that children can describe their learning and knowledge.
  • Children are taught to combine content using a range of devices and programs.
  • Children are taught to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.
  • Digital literacy is taught every half term to ensure all children know how to be safe online as well as alongside other computing concepts where applicable.
  • Children are taught to collaborate effectively using pair programming and sharing devices.

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Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email admin@stjamesjun.cumbria.sch.uk


Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG