At St Peter’s the children are given a brilliant range of opportunities to be part of the Computing curriculum. We believe that all children should have access to computing technology to inspire and explore skills for careers that are not even established yet.
We have designed a curriculum that allows all children from Reception to Year 6 to achieve to the best of their ability. Teachers and TAs are experts at supporting all children throughout the school. There are clubs linked to computing available each year.
The iPads are used for all learning from the moment the children step through the doors, from improving their hand-writing skills to ensuring they have the correct technique in P.E. We have iPads for the children to use across the curriculum inside the classroom and for outside learning. Laptops in classrooms allow the children to have access to Accelerated Reader to improve comprehension understanding throughout the day. Google Classroom has been introduced for the children to have the opportunity to take their learning home and peer assess work.
E-safety is at the forefront of our minds when teaching the children, the parents/carers are kept up to date with new apps and websites and the safety measures that need to followed to keep the children as safe as possible on line. The children take part in regular e-safety lessons sharing tips and tricks to stay safe on line and what to do if they do not feel safe.
The whole of the Internet set up is guarded by a screening device, which prevents access to all forms of unsuitable materials. In addition, every year group is taught about the growing importance of e-safety.
Below is a link for parents/carers to support with e-safety at home.
We aim to encourage children to use computers and technological equipment confidently and successfully across the school. We teach a wide range of skills and look at the application of these skills in our modern daily lives. A high quality Computing education allows children to develop their computational thinking and creativity.
“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.”
(National Curriculum, Computing Programme of Study, 2014)
Each class has sessions using the iPads/laptops where they may use the computers to learn an explicit element of the computing curriculum or to support the learning of the core curriculum. Each class also has access to iPads as well as laptops to further support and develop knowledge and understanding through a variety of subjects. Learning progresses each year and will build on skills previously taught through the school.
Here is a link to show what is covered in primary computing:
Our Computing Policy can be viewed by clicking here