At St Mary’s we aim to use technological devices throughout our curriculum to enhance and develop children’s understanding and skills in a variety of subjects. The new National Curriculum has moved away from the term ICT and is now focused on Computing which involves learning and understanding how computers and computer systems works, as well as how they are designed and programmed. It involves three aspects: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
In response to these changes, we have adapted our own scheme of work which allows children to build on their skills as they progress through the school and covers a range skills and topics. Our Computing curriculum is practical, engaging and covers a range of programming languages. It allows children to develop and hone their skills which will enable them to become more than consumers and move into becoming resourceful creators and inventors. They will develop their computational thinking skills to code and programme their own games, websites, apps and also develop their word processing, editing, data handling, typing skills and internet safety knowledge.
As well as offering a diverse and immersive Computing curriculum, we also offer an array of extra-curricular activities for our children to engage in: