"For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge”
2 Peter 1:5
At St Hilda’s we will provide a high quality computing curriculum that will equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to embrace and utilise new technology in a safe and responsible way. Our computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, information technology and online safety. These skills are revisited repeatedly during their time at St Hilda’s to ensure that learning is embedded and that the skills are successfully developed.
How is computing implemented across the school?
Our computing curriculum is taught from Year 1 to Year 6 using Purple Mash. The skills that the children learn are built upon year on year until the end of KS2. The computing curriculum is divided up into three strands - Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. The children are taught computing discreetly during computing sessions. These statements are progressive and show the development and building of skills year on year. Units are spread out over the year and give the children access to a wide variety of programs, apps and technology.
E-safety is taught throughout the year and included within each unit. As a school we are very aware of the responsibility that we have to educate our children about staying safe online and because of this assemblies and E-Safety days are also very much a part of our curriculum. E-Safety is also integrated within our PSHE sessions throughout the school.