Holy Family school has a wealth of technological resources including I-PADs for Key Stage 2 and a dedicated computer suite through which we deliver the Computing curriculum. In Foundation Stage children have a weekly computing lesson where they become familiar with how to use and mouse and can complete a simple programme.
In Key Stage 1 children are taught what a simple algorithm is, how to create and debug simple programs and how to use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programmes. At Holy Family children learn how to store and retrieve digital content, using technology safely and respectfully. It is imperative for us as a school to teach the children who they can go to for help if they feel uncomfortable about content they have found on the internet.
In Key Stage 2, the children learn how to solve computing problems by decomposing them into smaller parts and to explain how simple algorithms work, detecting and correcting errors in them. They also explore how computer networks function and what opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. In Holy Family, children are taught how to use search technologies effectively and how to be discerning when evaluating digital content. Integral to the curriculum is how to engage with the digital world respectfully and responsibly; children are explicitly taught how to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and how to identify a range of ways to report their concerns about content or contact from others on the internet.