At St Ignatius computing is used throughout our broad, balanced and creative curriculum. Our children learn and develop skills to enhance their learning. We believe that if we teach our children these skills through a range of relevant, topic based tasks they will use technology effectively and apply their skills to real-life situations.
We deliver a rich and varied computing curriculum which includes digital literacy, e safety, coding, multi media etc. It excites and inspires the children from EYFS to Year 6.
The Internet is an amazing source of information which enhances learning in many ways. Being ‘e-safe’ means teaching our children what to do when online and faced with strangers asking for details when gaming, if they see inappropriate images or if they experience cyber-bullying. We use a variety of planning materials and other resources to teach our children to be digitally aware.
We have a variety of resources to support the computing curriculum including J2E and Switched on Computing.
At St Ignatius, we have adapted the ‘Switched On Computing’ scheme of work, as recommended by National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education (NAACE).
This Computing Overview is adapted to meet our pupils needs on an ongoing basis.
Computing Curriculum- Whole School Overview
Internet Safety Week 2022- Competition Winners!
KS1- Naomi (1H), Khadija (1M), Soliana (2H) and Emi (2L):
KS2- Lena (3R), Violeta (3K), Triana (4C), Angel(4D), Shani(5H), Lexie (5C), Giulia (6M) and Abigail (6Q):
Digital Parenting E Safety Magazine (Vodafone)
This magazine keeps you up to date with E Safety issues that may impact children on social media and other software and technology. See Digital Parenting Magazine at this link http://parentzone.org.uk/article/have-you-heard-about-parent-info.
COMPUTING USEFUL LINKS:
Barefoot (KS1 and KS2)
Downloadable activities and games for children, links to live lessons and a guide for parents - includes cross-curricular lesson plans and resources that unpack computational thinking in a range of subjects.
Code Club (KS2)
Projects and activities for home learning and a parent guide.
UK Safer Internet Centre (KS1 and KS2)
Online safety resources aimed at 3 -11 year olds.
STEM Learning e-Library (KS1 and KS2)
An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.
Raspberry Pi Foundation – Digital Making at Home (KS2)
Join the weekly code-along using open projects based on a weekly theme, with different levels available for all abilities, allowing you to be open-ended with opportunities for making and creativity.
Computing at School - Home Learning (KS1 and KS2)
Information and links to a range of at home computing activities
Thinkfun – All ages
Unplugged activities for children to learn the basics about algorithms without a computer.
Things to do
Computing (coding) is important for children as it will help improve their mathematics and writing skills, it will give them valuable life skills, which will be used eventually in the workplace. Develop your child’s skill by start learning the basics of coding; you do not even need a computer! Problem solving, thinking creatively, and it helps them to develop resilience.