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We’re changing the world with technology.’

Bill Gates

Computing at St Nicolas intends to develop ‘thinkers of the future’ through a modern, ambitious and relevant education in computing. We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the digital world. It is important to us that the children understand how to use the ever-changing technology to express themselves, as tools for learning and as a means to drive their generation forward into the future.

Whilst ensuring they understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with online experiences, we want children to develop as respectful, responsible and confident users of technology, aware of measures that can be taken to keep themselves and others safe online.

Our aim is to provide a computing curriculum that is designed to balance acquiring a broad and deep knowledge alongside opportunities to apply skills in various digital contexts. Beyond teaching computing discreetly, we will give pupils the opportunity to apply and develop what they have learnt across wider learning in the curriculum.

What you will see:

  • Children applying their knowledge of coding to create algorithms, test them and evaluate these.  
  • Children using search engines effectively and evaluating the quality of digital content based on their search.
  • Children using a variety of tools on Purple Mash to present their learning such as 2code, 2go, 2paint, 2connect and 2graph.
  • Children working carefully, safely and effectively using computers and ipads.

What you will hear:

  • Children working collaboratively to find a solution to a problem such as programming.
  • Children using key language to explain their ideas and describe what they are doing.