Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing at St Gregory's, we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. We want our children to have every opportunity available to achieve this, by equipping them with the skills to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information in the world around them. We also provide opportunities for children to develop the skills necessary to be able to use information in an effective way, to support their learning, development and skills in all other areas of the curriculum.
Computing is an integral part of the national curriculum and being digitally literate is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.
At St Gregory's we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively. Our Computing curriculum is well resourced, with banks of new i-pads & laptops.
At St Gregory's, we aim to enable all children to
We develop pupil’s skills, knowledge, understanding and capability through taught IT lessons, and by providing opportunities for pupils to apply and consolidate their IT capability across all curriculum contexts.
All children in Key Stage 1 & 2 have weekly computing lessons, following the planning outlined below.
We recognise that all classes have children with widely differing abilities. This is especially true when some children have access to digital technologies at home, while others do not. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability and experience of the child. We achieve this in a variety of ways, by;