Curriculum – Computing

At Seaham Trinity Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality computing education which equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which our pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Alongside the main computing curriculum, use of technology will be integrated into daily life around school with laptops, iPads, digital cameras, photocopiers and interactive whiteboards being used to create, record and share childrens work. Links with home are established through the shared use of the Seaham Trinity Primary School website as well as the children having individual access to numeracy activities via the Mathletics website.

Upon leaving Seaham Trinity, all children will have an understanding and be able to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. They will be able to analyse problems in computational terms, which will be developed through repeated practical experience of writing their own computer programs. Children will acquire the skills needed to evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems and become responsible, competent, confident and creative users.

Our ICT Coordinator is Miss Light.

Computing Overview