Each term, a curriculum day is allocated to teach computing. Pupils also have time for regular practise to hone their skills.
At Christ Church Primary the core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding as pupils move through school, they are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Pupils learn to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; they learn to recognise acceptable and unacceptable online behaviour and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.