Computing and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Curriculum Intent
At St. Pius X we believe that in our technology rich lives, it is crucial that our children are curious and confident when using ICT. We use ICT to enable our pupils to be active participants in their learning and to develop transferable skills for the future.
E-safety lessons help young children navigate their online world safely. Children have the opportunity to share practical tips and learn how to keep themselves safe online, ensuring that have the skills to be safe online users and respect others while using the internet.
Teachers use a range of programmes to give children the opportunity to use computing for a range of purposes. Children are taught to understand the importance of computing skills in today’s society and how the development of these skills will help them in their future lives.
Children are taught about the development of technology including the role of scientists such as Tim Berners-Lee or Katherine Johnson and how their skill and determination led to some of the world’s great achievements.
All children are taught coding skills using guidance from the new curriculum and use a variety of computer programmes to enrich the curriculum. The concept of debugging as a way to solve problems and overcome mistakes is taught as an important part of the coding process.