At St Joseph’s School we understand the importance of Computing technology in today’s world and reflect this in the numerous ways that our children are using it to realise their full learning potential across the entire curriculum as well as developing specific Computing based knowledge.
Careful planning and flexible thinking has allowed St Joseph’s to provide our children with a full range of Computing devices which can be used both directly and indirectly to enhance their learning. Whether they are using the interactive whiteboard in lessons to annotate a page from a story with the feelings of the characters, researching a topic using the in class computer banks, programming apps using the class set of tablet computers, developing multimedia skills in the Computing suite or photographing a setting for a story, your children will have the resources required to make them safe and confident navigators in a world where real life and communications technology are increasing integrated.
We follow the Rising Stars Computing curriculum which has been specifically designed with the New Curriculum objectives in mind, leading to an easily understood progressive model which takes into account all the latest changes in teaching, hardware and software to provide an exciting and comprehensive education for our children. From Year One children becoming TV chefs using Movie Maker to Year Fours co-authoring Wiki-pages to Year Six children programming mobile phone apps, St Joseph’s school children will be learning a huge range of skills which can be applied in many different areas.
St Joseph’s prioritises the teaching and implementation of a clear and concise internet policy which ensures the safety and security of children while using this valuable educational resource to augment their learning. All classes have a bank of four computers and access at least twice a week to a timetabled Computing Suite. Furthermore the children will have access to tablet computers to further assist them in their learning across the curriculum while building vital teamwork and communication skills with their classmates.