Computing and Internet Safety
Curriculum Intent for Computing and E-Safety
At St Matthews, we provide an exciting and rich computing curriculum where we aim to enthuse and equip our children with the capability to use technology throughout the rest of their lives in a responsible, respectful and safe way.
It is our intent that our children will become competent users of computer science, digital literacy and information technology whilst taking their computational thinking beyond just the computing curriculum.
Curriculum Implementation for Computing and E-Safety
We follow the computing National Curriculum and use the Teach Computing Curriculum to support our teaching and learning. Please see the KS1 curriculum map.
All children have access to a set of chromebooks during computing lessons. Interactive whiteboards in every classroom support the children in their learning across the curriculum. Computing is taught in a mixture of blocks and weekly lessons.
E-Safety is not restricted to just computing lessons – key messages about staying safe online are embedded throughout the curriculum, including assemblies and PSHE lessons. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 follow ProjectEVOLVE for their online development.
Curriculum Impact for Computing and E-Safety
Formative assessment opportunities take place throughout each of the children’s computing lessons. The learning objectives and success criteria is used to observe learners’ progress for summative assessment. The vast majority of children meet or exceed the expected progress. Children at St Matthews understand the consequences of using the internet and are able to articulate how they can stay safe on-line.