Computing Statement of Intent

‘You are the light of the world’

At St Anne’s CE Primary School, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils in creating a curriculum that encourages children to become resilient learners of computing. Our core values, particularly Respect, Courage and Truthfulness, will be used to encourage children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change our diverse and digital world. The curriculum is designed to progressively develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the principles of information technology and computation. We aim to nurture the children’s love of learning in computing so that they become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

By the end of Key Stage 2, and in preparation for Key Stages 3 and 4, our curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
  • develop and apply their mathematical, science and design technology skills to enhance their understanding of both natural and artificial systems.

We believe that through these opportunities, children can become confident, life-long learners of computing who will shine in the world.