Within computing teaching, we aim to inspire the children to be able to use a range of technology to solve problems and complete tasks. We aim to give the children the resilience and skills they need to solve a range of real-life problems in the most efficient and effective ways all whilst staying safe when using the internet.
Computing prepares children to participate in a rapidly changing world.
Children are encouraged to develop and use their ICT skills in all areas of the curriculum in order to enhance and develop classroom activities. Pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 use the My Maths and Purple Mash websites to support their learning across the curriculum.
Each classroom has at least 2 PCs in it and we have 30 iPads in the school that each class uses on several occasions throughout the week.
Online Safety is very important to use at St. James, and each class participates in at least 1 eSafety session each half-term plus regular discussions as part of other lessons. We have also recently celebrated Safer Internet Day.
There is a detailed Development Plan for ICT and resources are constantly reviewed and updated.
All planned computing lessons have learning objectives taken from the National Curriculum (2014).