Our Lady Queen of Heaven Computing Curriculum
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, we believe in a curriculum that underpins and promotes the school’s culture and aims -
a curriculum for the whole child.
“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person.
And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints….” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, our school’s curriculum stems from our Mission Statement:
“We are inspired, strengthened and encouraged by our Catholic faith.
We place Jesus at the centre of everything we do and say, listening to Him with our hearts.
We spread love everywhere we go, valuing and caring for each other.
We strive to be the best learners we can, using and celebrating our God given gifts.”
“For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is his name” Luke 1: 49
Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work.
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven we believe that ‘Computational thinking’ must be taught to prepare our pupils for this rapidly changing digital world.
How do we teach Computing in the curriculum?
We teach computing as a discrete subject but try to embed the learning of information communication technology in all subjects where we can.
We believe that all pupils have an entitlement to the computing curriculum regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, social class or special learning needs and we will ensure that our provision meets the needs of all learners.
The teachers use a range of strategies to deliver the most appropriate teaching and learning styles relevant to the lesson. These will include:
- Using the computer, iPads and/or an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate to a group or the whole class.
- Using a range of technology to support and extend the children's learning
- Planning for individual or paired work at a computer or iPad
- Encouraging pupils to support each other and ensure opportunities for collaborative group work.