At St Michael with St Thomas, we recognise that the use of computing is an integral part of the curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. The platform ‘Purple Mash’, computers, iPads, programmable robots and video cameras are a few of the tools that we use to teach pupils how to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. Computing ensures that all pupils gain the knowledge and skills they need to function well in the twenty-first-century, this includes computational thinking, coding, programming and digital literacy. The curriculum highlights what children should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it. It supports children to stay safe and make a positive contribution online. In order to be effective citizens, workers, and leaders in society, our pupils practise critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and working creatively. We teach Computing to ensure pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through the use of technology – at a level suitable to become safe and active participants in a digital world.