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Computing

Introduction

St Joseph’s is committed to Computing and has recently upgraded all PCs in the ICT suite and invested heavily in a network upgrade.  In addition, children at St Joseph’s have access to ipads and laptops to support their learning, not only in Computing, but in all subjects!

 

We use ICT safely at St Joseph’s and teach ‘e-Safety’ throughout school.  Please see our e-Safety page for more information.

 

Curriculum

We now deliver the new Computing curriculum in exciting themed units (see the documents below).  This builds on ICT work in EYFS – see the EYFS ICT Progression document .  We are excited about the new Computing curriculum and the work we will be doing.

 

Computing is taught weekly in a discrete session, but is also linked to long-term ‘curriculum maps’ for each class in order to maximise the impact and enjoyment of the subject.

 

 

How can I help my child learn well in this subject? 

Regular, safe use of a range of technology is essential to developing understanding in this subject. Please discuss what the children have been doing in Computing - they may even be able to teach you a few things!  To develop typing skills, encourage children to time themselves typing up an interesting passage of text.

 

External Links

Scratch - online programming

App Inventor - online app creation

BeeBot app - early programming

 

Who can I speak to for more information, or if I wish to discuss my child's progress in this subject?

For more information, you can have a discussion with your child's class teacher in the first instance.  Alternatively, you could speak with the subject leader for Computing, Mr Keane.

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