Computing

Computers and electronic devices are central to so much of our interaction with the world that we want every child at Bishop Martin to gain the skills to be creative, skilled and safe online. They will be able to access information from the internet in ways which empower them and support their learning.

Pupils will learn new ways to search online, understand codes and encryption, use common software programs to create new work, and understand how software can provide them with powerful tools to present and organise their learning.

They will learn the building blocks of coding and programming - from making simple animations and learning how to use alghorithms to understanding how complex control systems are created in the real world. They will learn how to use logic and reasoning to create games and predict and control events in simple programs. They will be empowered to use information technology safely and imaginatively in all the areas of their lives. 

Pupils will understand how information is created, stored and manipulated and stored on line. These aspects of learning will be underpinned by our Christian ethos. There will be a strong emphasis on who we are, and the ability to make postive choices and judgements about controlling our own data, and the difference between perception and reality online. This will include the ability to identify where to go for help and support when we have concerns about material on the internet or other online technologies.

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