With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe that all children need to experience a range of digital mediums so that they are able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
At St Patrick's, children are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads, PCs and interactive whiteboards and a range of digital devices, allowing them to continually practise and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology- at a level suitable for the future workplace as active participates in a digital world. They are also encouraged to discuss the positive and negative impact of our 'Digital World' and are taught to question the capabilities of technology in order to develop their understanding of an area of the curriculum which continues to rapidly change and progress.
We use and follow the Twinkl scheme of work from Year 1-6, ensuring consistency and progression throughout the school. We recognise that computing is a specialist subject and not all of our teachers are computing specialists. The Twinkl scheme of work enables clear coverage of the computing curriculum whilst also providing support and CPD for less confident teachers to deliver lessons.