Computing

Category

Computing (Previously known as Information Technology).


As Computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle ,it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of ICT will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.

At St Mary’s Junior School our aims are to:

  • Allow staff and children to gain confidence in and enjoyment from, the use of Computing. Additionally to allow staff to develop professionally by enhancing their teaching , management and administrative skills;
  • Allow children to achieve specific computing skills as set down in the schools scheme of work;
  • Allow children to appreciate the relevance of computing in our society and that they see it as an essential tool for learning, communication, finding information and for controlling and understanding their environment.

Children have lessons in the ICT Suite in addition to shared use of laptops and IPads. These are used to enhance other curriculum areas. They have access to a wide variety of software to support every step of their learning. We ask children to bring in their own set of earphones for use in this subject.