The Computing Curriculum at Bishopswood Junior School aims to help inspire and prepare the children in using computational thinking and creativity to help understand and flourish in a world that is always moving forwards technologically. The children will experience problem solving through programming; be able to carry out basic IT skills, such as word processing, and become digitally literate with an in-depth understanding of how to protect themselves and others online.


The Bishopswood Digital Citizen will:

  Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts 

  Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output

  Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and program

  Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

  Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content

  Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

  Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact