Computing at St Nicholas

We aim to…

Computing at St. Nicholas Primary School intends to develop ‘thinkers of the future’ through a modern, ambitious, and relevant education in computing. We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the digital world. It is important to us that the children understand how to use the ever-changing technology to express themselves, as tools for learning and to drive their generation forward into the future.

We want digitally literate children who develop as respectful, responsible, and confident users of technology.

How we will achieve our aims…

Our scheme of work for Computing is iLearn2 Curriculum and covers all aspects of the National Curriculum. This scheme was chosen as it has been created by subject experts and based on the latest pedagogical research. It provides an innovative progression framework where computing content (concepts, knowledge, skills, and objectives) has been organised into a user-friendly platform.

The curriculum aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to thrive in the digital world of today and the future.

How will we know we’ve achieved our aims?

Finding the right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy lifestyle. We feel the way we implement computing helps children realise the need for the right balance and one they can continue to build on in their next stage of education and beyond.

To help with our implementation of the computing curriculum we have a variety of hardware available to all teachers, including laptops and iPads.

Computing Progression Grid

Computing Vocabulary Progression Grid