Technology has become an integral part of our society. From smartphones to social media to online gaming, our pupils are using these devices in their daily lives. Though an engaging and stimulating curriculum, we endeavour to give children the tools and knowledge they require to use technology safely and successfully, both now and in the future. Pupils are encouraged to develop their analytical skills to solve problems in computer science and use critical-thinking to evaluate new technology. They are also able to use various technologies to show off their creativity and imagination.
At St Bridget’s, we use the Purple Mash Curriculum Overview as the basis of our computing curriculum. This overview follows the National Curriculum for Computing (2014) to ensure complete coverage and skills progression throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. Repeated modules, such as online safety and coding, build on prior knowledge to ensure that children’s skills are developed at an appropriate pace. Where possible, we incorporate ICT and computing into other subjects such as art, literacy, maths and PSHE. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils make expected progress by the end of Key Stage 2 so that they are able to use technology confidently and safely in their teenage years.