The use of Information and Communication Technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information. At St Michael and All Angels Primary School, we recognise that pupils are entitled to quality hardware and software and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
Our School believes that ICT and Computing:
- Gives pupils immediate access to a rich source of materials.
- Can present information in new ways which help pupils understand access and use it more readily.
- Can motivate and enthuse pupils.
- Can help pupils focus and concentrate.
- Offers potential for effective group working.0
- Has the flexibility to meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil.
Each class has a Digital Technician who ensures that equipment is well cared for and ready for the next class to use each day. Our Digital Technicians this year are:-
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
The Computing curriculum is broken down into four main skill areas – Code, Connect, Communicate and Collect, with an additional emphasis on E-Safety and Digital Literacy.
Below are some of the key skills and topics we will be developing and covering this year.
The youngest pupils in the Nursery and Reception begin to use and learn about computing as soon as it is practicable after entering School, so that they gain a confidence in using computers and Information Technology as soon as possible.