Computing at Seaton St Paul's C of E Junior School
We love computing at Seaton St Paul's C of E Junior School. We aim to develop children's understanding of the digital world around them through high quality teaching and learning. Children are encouraged to problem solve, ask questions and experiment with different programs. Our tailored Computing curriculum is designed to equip children with the digital-literacy skills to enable them to communicate, create and be an agent of change in the digital world they live in. Computing teaches pupils how to work logically and utilise their problem solving skills. It cultivates pupils’ ability to write, test and debug algorithms and to use technology in other areas of the curriculum and in the wider world. Most importantly, the online safety strand enables pupils to learn the crucial skills necessary to become respectful, responsible and empowered users who are able to communicate and navigate the internet safely. We will constantly ask the reason behind their learning and ensure they feel connected to the content and understand how it impacts upon them. Finding the right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy lifestyle. We feel the way we implement computing helps children realise the need for balance and this is something they can continue to build on in their next stage of education and beyond. We encourage discussions between staff, our local PCSO and pupils to best embed and understand this.