At St. Giles’ Catholic Primary School, we want children to understand the importance of Computing both inside and outside of the school environment. Showing their enthusiasm and creativity, children will have the chance to express themselves digitally, becoming safe, responsible and logical users of the internet and its’ resources. This will also give children the building blocks for their ideas, suitable for schools and the workplace of the future, allowing them to become active participants in an ever changing digital world. Children will develop their learning through their Curriculum Vehicle, allowing them to see the true applications of their Computing knowledge in the outside world. Through this, children can see that their learning in this area is part of our daily lives, as such will develop their knowledge responsibly and safely.
Our aim throughout St Giles’ is that children develop into a;
Digital Citizen – somebody who is safe and responsible
Digital Creator – somebody who is logical and creative
Digital Communicator – somebody who is digitally literate
We use Computing in many aspects of our school lives - like in Computing club where we try to solve tricky debugging problems, or in After School Club, where we can use Purple Mash at our leisure!
Using 2code (either Chimp, Gibbon or Gorilla) - design a code for Mr Hammersley to debug - 30 Dojos if you make it impossible for him to fix!
Computing Hero of the Half Term...
Tim Berners-Lee invented what we know as the World Wide Web - this is the system that allows webpages to appear on the internet. In 1980 Tim proposed the idea of 'hypertext', which allowed scientists to share information easily with other scientists in the company where he worked. Later, in 1989, Tim thought of the idea of combining 'hypertext' with the internet, making it possible to share information all around the world! He called this the World Wide Web!
Where have you seen this before?