At St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that developing a wide range of computing and technological skills are vital for a successful future for all of our children. We aim to give pupils experiences of new technologies along with confidence and enthusiasm to explore computational thinking
We will ensure that all children;
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Along with our computing curriculum, we value the importance of providing children with an increased and extended learning experience. This includes ICT links and apps relating to their classes wider themes and topics.
As a school we own many technologies to provide opportunities to create an immersive learning environment across the curriculum. This includes; Sphero and BB8 robots, Oh Bot Robot, iPad’s and Apple Mac’s as well as a 3D printer.
We ensure that all children feel safe when they are online and that they are aware of the how to use new technology, including the internet, safely. As a school we believe that we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children. Their wellbeing is paramount.