Computing at Corpus Christi
At Corpus Christi we aim to allow all children to engage with a variety of ICT opportunities and experiences which enable them to:
· 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 writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
· Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design & Technology. It provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Corpus Christi we follow the Elim scheme of work. This is 4 units of work (Programming, Multimedia, Technology in our Lives and Handling Data) plus E Safety which runs throughout the year. The E Safety sessions are linked to PSHE.