At St Peter’s, we recognise that the rapid development of technology in the home, the workplace and the wider community has had and will continue to have an immense impact on the lives of our pupils. We value the use of Computing as a teaching and learning tool for both children and adults and we seek to encourage pupils to become autonomous and independent in its use.
Here at St Peter's, we teach computing in line with the National Curriculum with these core beliefs in mind:
Children need to develop a variety of computing skills, which will allow them to harness the power of technology and use it purposefully and appropriately – through both discrete teaching and cross-curricula methods
We believe that computing is an important medium for learning and study at all educational levels and that through the effective use of computing, pupils and adults (including parents) may enhance and extend learning opportunities and provide a powerful and motivating means to improve attainment in all curriculum areas.
We believe that the effective use of computing allows pupils to communicate their ideas in a creative manner that reaches out beyond the classroom and which carries with it ethical implications and consequences.
Our Computing curriculum is adapted from the National Centre for Computing Education's scheme of work and explores the following units of study:
Computing lessons at St Peter’s are comprised of concepts and skills for using and communicating information and involve cross-curricula activities that make use of the following resources:
Audio and video recording
Digital still and movie cameras, scanners
Electronic musical instruments and sound mixing equipment
Computers, including laptops, Chromebooks and tablets
Programmable toys and control kits e.g. Beebot and Microbit
Assistive technology, e.g. touch screens
Data logging kit including temperature probes, light sensors, sound sensors
Interactive whiteboards and similar interactive presentation technologies
If you have any questions about the Computing provision at St Peter's, please contact our Computing Coordinator, Mr Cook.