At St Paul’s, in line with the curriculum requirements, we teach computer science. The children learn about abstraction, logic and use computational thinking to create algorithms, used to instruct a computer to carry out tasks systematically. They also learn how to debug and resolve problems within computer algorithms.
Using a range of IT resources and software applications, pupils learn to write programs and sets of instructions to perform tasks and functions – for example sending a robot along a specific path, or creating a game which uses variables to keep score – and evaluate the effectiveness of these instructions.
Although computing is taught as a discreet lesson, our pupils are taught to evaluate new and existing information technology and how to apply the skills they have learned to other areas of the curriculum.
In addition, the curriculum includes digital literacy - teaching the competent, creative, safe and responsible use of information technology.
Our computing schemes of work are attached at the foot of this page.