At the John Henry Newman Academy, it is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.
We intend to deliver a computing curriculum that develops pupil’s learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them that ensures all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms.
At the JHN we intend to deliver a computing curriculum that prepares pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society where pupils can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
By the time a child has left JHN, they will have gained experience in:
- Computer science
- Digital Literacy
At John Henry Newman, our ICT curriculum is varied, inclusive and age-appropriate. Our plans ensure that we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum as well as working towards every pupil developing, progressing and achieving targets and personal goals. All children receive a minimum of 45 minutes of ICT a week whilst having the opportunity to use ICT equipment to support across the curriculum in their classrooms. Our ICT lessons are structured to include a variety of ICT skills from Foundation to Year 6.