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Computing

As technology is an integral part of everyday life, at SMPS we prepare our children for a future in an environment which is shaped by technology. We aim to develop confident, independent learners who plan, design, create, program and evaluate information through the use of computing.  Our computing curriculum is ambitious: we strive to attain consistently high standards across the curriculum.

Children's understanding and skills are developed in discrete lessons as well as in lessons which are linked through common themes. These skills are built upon over time and links are made across the curriculum to enrich the development of the key skills.

 

As well as the benefits of computing, we are also aware of the risks, therefore we prepare our children to stay safe online through a robust Online Safety Curriculum, with dedicated lessons,  as well as promoting online safety through the annual Safer Internet Day.  

Every class has access to a range of IT equipment including Chromebooks, laptops and iPads.  We encourage staff to incorporate technology throughout the wider curriculum and use these skills to research and present learning in a variety of ways. Pupils use a range of technology to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ computing to enable rapid access to ideas, information and experiences from a range of sources, people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of computing promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use computing to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.

For more information on the Computing skills and concepts that are taught throughout school, please see our curriculum progression document below: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv3p4tw7II4
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