At St Thomas we have invested and been supported in investing in technology for our children. We link computing as a tool for learning within other subjects and a subject in its own right. We promote the safe and responsible use of computing throughout our teaching. The key concepts that we have chosen to develop in computing are:
We want to develop children's learning in order that they can problem solve, use technology and always remain safe. Online safety is taught throughout each concept and there is at least one directly taught lesson each half term.
The outline below shows how these key concepts are developed over time, from reception to Year 6. In addition, a termly subject plan shows how we sequence learning over a term, with a key focus on vocabulary.
Finally, the endpoints we expect children to reach at each phase of their learning can be viewed below.