01442 253 347
Clover Way, Gadebridge Road
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3EA
We believe that we must prepare the pupils of St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Junior School, to be active, responsible citizens in a society which is served by an ever increasing use of computing related processes. To enable pupils to be so, we believe that all pupils must have equal and appropriate access to a wide range of technological resources.
May technology serve us Lord, so that we may better serve one another, and you.
We recognise the need for pupils to:
We understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety issues. We teach them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies both in and beyond the context of the classroom.
The skills of Computing are taught in topics set out in the Herts for Learning Computing Scheme Primary Phase Version 3 2014-15 document.
Pupils should be taught to:
By adhering to the scheme of work, we ensure that our pupils are taught a range of skills and techniques. They will receive a minimum of 45 minutes of Computing as a discrete subject and will reinforce their learning of these skills during other timetabled sessions in a cross curricular capacity.
In some instances, introductory work on a topic might be paper based or involve role play.
Pupils will be required to explore the Internet and World Wide Web for research purposes, learning as they do so, of the importance of eSafety and how to keep themselves and their peers safe.
Pupils will use Computing to support both core and foundation subjects.
Staff will use a range of teaching styles i.e. whole class, small group and individual use of computing equipment.
The staff will meet regularly to monitor and evaluate current Computing practice within the school, including pupils’ continuity and progress.
Formative assessment of Computing takes place throughout the teaching of individual Computing units. Summative assessment is carried out termly (through an integrated project), and will reflect the development of children’s Computing capability. Clear learning objectives both in Computing and subject context, provide the focus of assessed activities.
The Computing co-ordinator organises the collection of samples of Computing work, which are used in the school’s Computing portfolio. This is maintained in order to obtain consistency across our school. It is updated by the Computing co-ordinator on a regular basis.
Progress in Computing will be reported as a separate subject at least once a year in a written report to parents.