Along with our aims written in our Mission Statement, at St James’ Primary we strive to provide every child with the opportunity to develop their Computing skills in a progressively structured learning environment in order to achieve their full potential.
We also aim to provide ongoing training opportunities for staff to develop their own Computing skills to ensure a smooth transition in the use of recently acquired computers and software.
Teaching and learning
At St James’ we believe that the characteristics of high quality teaching and learning of Computing are:
- Setting suitable learning challenges.
- Responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs.
- Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.
- Using Computing to access all areas of the curriculum.
Computing capability is developed in all children according to the Computing Scheme of Works found in the topic grids. Each year group undertakes 3/4 units of work per year. The units of work are focused on the key skills and separated under the following heading:
- Processing Skills
- Programming Skills
- Online Skills
- Digital and Multimedia Skills
These topics have been individually developed by the school using many different source materials. Additionally, computing is used to enhance all curriculum areas.