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
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, our definition of progress in Computing is the widening and deepening of essential knowledge, skills, understanding and learning behaviours. We design, organise and plan our curriculum to ensure that learners are not merely covering content, but achieving a depth to their learning that enables them to use their skills and understanding in all areas of the curriculum.
Our careful curriculum planning means that we include frequent opportunities for repetition and practise to ensure that essential knowledge, understanding and skills are developed in every subject. Our design gives learners time to revisit previous learning, allowing them to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subjects at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child.
Our curriculum is meticulously designed and planned to move the learner's thinking to a higher order, deep level of understanding, rather than simply acquiring facts and knowledge.
The Computing Curriculum at Our Lady’s is shaped to prepare our learners to be confident and competent within a world that is heavily shaped by technology.
We recognise that our learners are using technology on a daily basis at home, therefore at school and within our curriculum, we aim to develop knowledge, understanding and confidence to ensure our children go through education and beyond being able to apply the computing skills they have learnt in everyday situations.
We intend for our learners to develop their speaking and listening skills, within the computing curriculum, by using a range of different software where children of all ages can find, analyse and present information and further evaluate their presentations.
We aim to develop independent learners who are fluent in their understanding of computer science by teaching them how to use a range of programs where they are able to design, create and evaluate their work using specific vocabulary.
Throughout all aspects of our computing curriculum, we strive to ensure our learners are continuously taught and understand the importance of safe internet use during computing lessons. In every year group, E-Safety is a key focus and we are proud that a vast majority of our learners have the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe online. We promote the importance of using technology safely and respectfully by ensuring all of our learners have access to appropriate teaching and resources to enhance their learning.
At Our Lady’s, our ambition for our learners, is for them to leave us continuing to build on their digital literacy and being able to safely use technology; developing their ideas through information and communication technology, which they will be able to apply to their further education and future career to become masters of technology in the rapidly changing digital world.
National Curriculum Aims:
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils: