As a school we have carefully thought about our Computing Curriculum and the skills and knowledge our children need. We want to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity that will enable them to become active participants in the ever-changing digital world. We use the National Centre for Computing Education materials (‘Teach Computing’) to ensure our teaching covers all elements of the National Curriculum.
The children at St Andrew’s have a range of technologies they can use to enhance their learning. This includes:
- 30 laptops
- 30 iPads
- Class IPADs
- Green Screen
Here are some recent examples of computing in our school:
Using green screen and iMovie in Year 4:
Stop frame animation in Year 2:
Parents and Online Safety
It is an integral part of St Andrews to ensure parents are confident in keeping their children safe online. Please use the following links and documents to support the use of technology safely:
New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school. The internet and other digital information and communications technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. They also bring opportunities for staff to be more creative and productive in their work. All users at St Andrew’s should have an entitlement to safe access to the internet and digital technologies at all times.
Our Acceptable Use Policies intend to ensure:
- That staff, volunteers and the children will be responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
- That school systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and users at risk.
- That staff are protected from potential risk in their use of technology in their everyday work.
Online Safety Library
We have several books we use to help us understand different areas that may affect us at a Primary Level. The children have access to theses and they are often used as a stimulus for cross curricular projects and also just for reading for pleasure.