We aim to develop the children’s skills and competence to use ICT to find, analyse, communicate and present information and control technology using a wide range of resources including physical resources. Many cross curricular links are made to support understanding in a wider context.
The children learn how to use the Internet to complete tasks such as researching and will learn, using a range of programs, to collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information. Online-safety is a crucial part of the curriculum and is covered by all year groups every half term; we also take part in “Safer Internet Day” each year to reinforce this key area. Please follow this link to our On-line safety page.
In addition to these areas, children will also be taught what algorithms are, how to design and write programs, including those involving repetition and sequencing and learn how to debug programs. Children learn how to design an app and create games for others to enjoy.
At St Thomas’ we have interactive white boards or touchscreens and visualisers in all of the classrooms. We have a computer suite, a class set of with other ICT resources including microphones, beebots and digital cameras that demonstrate the use of computing in the wider world.
- National Curriculum for Computing
- School Computing Scheme of Work
- Computing Policy
- St Thomas Cyber contracts: KS1 and KS2