Computing is taught as a discreet lesson at St Paul’s. In line with the new curriculum requirements, we teach computer science. The children learn about abstraction and logic and learn 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 – and evaluate the effectiveness of these instructions. Our pupils are taught to evaluate new and existing information technology and apply the skills they have learned to other areas of the curriculum.
In addition, the curriculum includes teaching on the competent, creative, safe and responsible use of information technology.
Our computing schemes of work are attached at the foot of this page.