‘We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world’
Through our Computing curriculum at Knutton, St. Mary’s Academy we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study computing. We want children to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computer science lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience and problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Techie:
- Head of Architecture
- Building Society Manager
- Ethical Hacker
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At Knutton, St Mary’s. 0ur pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following key concepts:
- To code
- To connect
- To communicate
- To collect
These key concepts underpin learning in each milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language.
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We assess the children’s work in computing whilst observing them work during lessons. Teachers record the progress made by the children against the learning objectives for their lessons. At the end of each topic of work teachers make a judgement as to whether the children have achieved the over all objectives (or have under/ over achieved the overall objectives). This information is used by the teacher to make and annual assessment of progress for each child as part of the child’s annual report to parents. This information is also passed on to the next teacher.