St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

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Computing

 

Computing Overview Whole School

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing in our new curriculum shows the children how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through simple programming and progressing to designing games, making audio visual resources of their own and much, much more. We know that our children are already far more computer literate than any previous generation, able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.

At St Osmund’s we have invested in a learning programme called Switched on Computing which provides learning experiences and software which will secure progression through the skills in the new curriculum and beyond. We have already invested in new laptops to meet the demands of the curriculum. This year our focus is on embedding our new curriculum while continuing to use ICT and digital learning platforms to support the wider curriculum as before.

We have well resourced ICT facilities. All classes have broadband internet access and interactive Smartboards so teachers can get the most up to date information to support their teaching.

Even our youngest children enjoy ICT by using a range of programmable toys, games, ipads to support fine motor skills, maths and phonics. We use our ipads to make videos, to record children’s achievements to show their work to the rest of the class using air server.

We also advise that parents visit the Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) website for up-to-date guidance on internet safety at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parents/