The new computing curriculum aims to educate pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
At St Patrick's, Computing is integrated into our enriching curriculum. Computing is used within lessons to support the learning and enable the children to make better progress. Both Key Stage 1 and 2 children frequently use the iPads in their lessons as there are numerous apps used within school that allow the children to create animations, video games, eBooks and much more. Key Stage 2 children also enjoy using Google Chromebooks in their lessons as this tool allows for collaborative learning
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DB Primary is a safe, intuitive and easy to navigate primary learning platform designed to engage and educate the next generation of learners. All children have their own blog, calendar email and e-portfolio allowing pupils to take control of their virtual learning. Pupils can contribute to forums, send emails, share favourite pieces of work, take surveys and comment on resources. Online group communities allow teachers to easily set tasks which pupils can complete whilst boosting their ICT skills. If you have any questions regarding DB Primary, please see Miss Bartell (Y5).