Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Computing

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it so its part of every day life”
Bill Gates

Our aim at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School is to provide a high-quality computing education which equips children with the ability to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing is taught using an ongoing whole curriculum approach. This ensures children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their computing topics and apply this across all subjects. Teachers use the Purple Mash Computing scheme that is aligned to the National Curriculum and is continually adapted to ensure that it is relevant, engaging and challenging for our learners. 

By the time they move on from Holy Cross, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond.