Computing at SKA

 

At South Kirkby Academy we have an ever-evolving Computing curriculum, which aims to give children the transferable skills they need to be successful in an increasingly technology-focused world. We aim to ensure that all children have opportunities to use I.T., to learn to code and program, and develop computing skills that they can apply in their learning and in their lives.

SMSC in Computing at SKA

Spiritual

Spiritual development focuses on personal insight, values, meaning and purpose.

This refers to children’s beliefs (religious or otherwise) which inform their perspective on life and their interest in, and respect for different people’s feelings and values.  In computing, children are encouraged to be creative and imaginative through use of digital products, and can create digital products which incorporate their beliefs. In addition, teachers allow pupils to share their learning and they give praise to pupils for contributions to build their sense of self and their willingness to achieve when computing.

 

Moral

Moral development is largely about making choices through behaviour and how you live your life.

Moral Development refers to a pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is wrong. Through computing, pupils' develop a respectful and responsible approach to using digital technology, including mobile devices, and are given opportunities to discuss and understand the impact of their online activity on others. Respect is also encouraged for other people's views and opinions, and pupils explore the moral issues around the use of digital technology - for example, copyright and plagiarism.

 

Social

Social development is about enabling pupils to have the opportunity to work effectively together, relating well to adults and participating in the local community.

Pupils are encouraged to assist one another in problem solving when computing and to display appropriate social behaviours in the classroom to respect and care for each other as a community. Pupils, as well as parents, are given support and advice regarding good practice around communication online, including the use of social media.

 

Cultural

Cultural development is about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures and experiences around the world (art, theatre, travel, etc.). It is about having the understanding and tolerance regarding cultural traditions and the beliefs of others.

Pupils are empowered to apply their computing skills and knowledge to the wider curriculum and acknowledge links between subjects. Coordinates in programming and their connections with Maths and Geography, for example. Pupils are given opportunities to discuss how developments in technology have changed our culture, particularly the rise in social networking sites and the ability to communicate instantly across the world.

Long Term Yearly Overview

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