At Stanley Park Junior School we want to give children the ability to be active participants in the digital world. We want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology and social media is through education. We want our pupils to be creators, not just consumers, of digital content and to allow them to demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology.
1. Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
2. Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.
3. Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
4. Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
5. Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
6. Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
7. Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
We use an evolving, ambitious and relevant curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning is within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science.
Children will have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications.
Computing is taught by class teachers in weekly lessons. Computing skills are also used in other areas of the curriculum, giving children further opportunities to rehearse and use skills and knowledge. Key vocabulary is displayed and referenced for every unit and children are reminded of the online safety rules and procedures if they see or hear something upsetting.
Children have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyber-bullying, online security, plagiarism and social media issues.
Please take a look at the document below which details what children will be learning in Years 3-6 at SPJS.
By the end of their time at Stanley Park Junior School, children will be familiar with a wide range of software and what it can be used for, to equip them with the skills needed for the next stage of their learning in KS3.
They will be able to respond to a range of online safety issues sensibly and securely.
They will have a knowledge of the implications of technology and be able to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well-being.
Subject Leader: Richard Sewell
If you would like more information about how this subject is taught, please contact Mr Sewell by emailing the school office at email@example.com