Computing

At St John of Jerusalem Church of England Primary School, our vision is to ensure that all pupils and staff are fully prepared for the future of digital technology, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future.

Computing is an important tool for teaching and learning across all other subject areas. We endeavour to help pupils see Computing as a natural tool for research, analysis and presentation. We aim for the children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We develop a culture where the use of ICT becomes second nature to our pupils.

E-safety is clearly very important.  We run an annuual Internet Safety Day for all our children, and have introduced e-safety workshops for parents.
London Grid For Learning useful resources
When using computers, our primary aim is for all children to use it safely and to feel confident The two main schemes used are London Grid for Learning,  Barefoot Computing and  Twinkl.  From here, we use a variety of resources for Computing, both including opportunities for pupils to work on unplugged computing activities ( learning about Computer Science without using a computer) and computer based activities. . 
 
As part of our curriculum, we also blog - writing entries on a safe site about different topics. These topics cover all curriculum subjects. Pupils have the opportunity to use this service at home. Technology is widely used by adults and pupils using a variety of software,  including Microsoft.
 
We continue to teach coding using resources from Lgfl and also Scratch.