The Computing Curriculum for Primary age children can be separated into three key areas: Computer Science; Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
Computer Science –the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work (such as the internet) and how to show this knowledge through the use of programming.
Information Technology – creating programs of their own which include a range of content.
Digital Literacy – using a computer and other digital resources in a competent manner.
Throughout their time at OLI the children take part in a range of activities which help develop each of these areas. Children work with a number of programs and media types to ensure they can transfer their skills. The children will be taught a wide range of vocabulary to help them understand the key principles of computing and enable them to discuss these (see glossary of terms).
Computing skills are used at Our Lady Immaculate in a way to allow the children to access learning across the curriculum. We are lucky enough to be part of the London Grid for Learning network (see link on the Homepage) which can be accessed from home to enrich the children’s learning across the curriculum.