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St Margaret Clitherow

RC Primary School, Stevenage

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Our Learning / Computing

Computing at St. Margaret Clitherow School

Computers and intelligent technology are part of our children’s daily lives. They have already grown up exposed to a broad range of devices and many of their key life experiences are shaped by and/or captured with technology. The pace at which such technology continues to evolve means that it will massively influence our children’s future learning, working and living environments.

At St. Margaret Clitherow School, we aim to provide a high-quality computing education. One that strives to ensure our children do not just learn to how to use computers and technology, but rather they learn how to create, explore, design, experiment, challenge and learn how to problem solve using abroad range of computers and intelligent technology. We want our children to appreciate the positive power of computing and have the knowledge, skills and understanding to use them safely and effectively.  

How is our curriculum delivered?

We follow the National Curriculum at St. Margaret Clitherow School and this is personalised into yearly schemes of work that build skills, experiences and opportunities as our children move through the school.

The curriculum is split into the strands of: 

Computer Science

Children explore the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They also learn to analyse problems in computational terms, and gain practical experience of writing computer programs, coding, in order to solve such problems.

Information Technology

Children learn to evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

Data Literacy

Children learn about being safe, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. This allows provides a richer learning approach that encompasses traditional e-safety.

Our children gain skills and confidence with a range of devices, programmes and apps. Typically, learning is in the context of other subject areas to provide rich and varied ‘real life applications’. This may involve individual, small group or whole class learning and maybe applied to supporting aspects of learning within a subject or as part of a larger scale project.

Computing Learning

Please scroll through the gallery below for a flavour of Computing learning at our school

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