What does a good Computing pupil look like at holy Cross?
They will be digitally literate have the skills to express themselves and develop their ideas through the use of information technology whilst also having full awareness of how to be safe online in a responsible, confident and creative way.
Our Vision for Computing
All pupils will be delivered a high quality computing education that equips them with the ability to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. In order to be ready for, and have the skills to fully participate in the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
To enable our children to be ICT ready, they will be able to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation. Alongside this, they will be competent at analysing patterns in computational terms through having repeated practical experience of writing computer programmes. To develop their ideas and ability to analyse and solve problems the children will also be able to evaluate and apply both familiar and new/unfamiliar technologies with confidence and with enthusiasm.
Computer Science: Pupils learn how the technology in our world is controlled through instructions and how computers need these programs to work. Pupils will learn how to write these programs using visual programming and simple text based languages.
Information Technology: Pupils learn how to use a range of creative tools to support learning across different subject areas, using multimedia, word-processing, digital imagery, manipulating sound and video. They learn how to collect, sort and manipulate data to answer questions.
Digital Literacy: Pupils learn about how to become good digital citizens they build their knowledge on how communication tools and the internet works whilst understanding the importance of keeping safe.