Ms Louise Roberts
Computing Subject Leader
At TIS our computing curriculum aims to provide children with the skills to live in an ever increasing digital world. Through the use of a range of hardware and software children are given the opportunity to apply their curiosity of the digital world and use their skills to create programs, systems and content. Computing skills are woven through all subject areas and in an integral part of all learning. Children are taught what it means and how to participate effectively and safely in the digital world, with the skills to equip them in their next stage of education. This is achieved through direct teaching of skills and the opportunity to apply these across the curriculum allowing children to build on their knowledge and skills as they progress through the school.
- self image and identity - how people may be different online to the real world
- online relationships - how to communicate safely and respectfully online
- online reputation - what I should say and do online
- online bullying - how to seek help with online bullying and recognise what this is
- managing online information - using search engines safely
- health, wellbeing and lifestyle - rules for using technology
- privacy and security - personal information sharing and passwords
- copyright and ownership - who content on the internet belongs to
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.