At St James Primary School, our intent for the Computing curriculum is to empower our students to become MASTERS of technology. We recognise that technology is ubiquitous, shaping the very fabric of our students' lives. Our goal is to model and educate our pupils on the positive, responsible, and safe use of technology. We aspire to nurture creators, not just consumers, by providing a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses computer science, information technology, and digital literacy.
Our primary objectives are as follows:
- Digital Citizenship: We aim to instil in our pupils the values of responsible digital citizenship, emphasising ethical behaviour, safety, empathy, and respect in online spaces.
- Creative Exploration: We strive to unlock our students' creativity and innovation by offering a broad and enriching curriculum that encourages them to harness technology for creative expression and problem-solving.
- Integration Across Subjects: We believe in the transformative power of technology to enhance education. Our curriculum is designed to provide numerous opportunities for students to apply their computing skills across various subjects, deepening their understanding and proficiency.
- Fluency and Independence: By the end of Upper Key Stage 2, our pupils will be fluent in a range of digital tools and will possess the independence and confidence to utilise technology in innovative ways.