At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School we aim to prepare our children to be "lifelong learners" with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when meeting new challenges. Their learning
environment should contribute to the development of these skills and they should have access to suitable, up-to-date equipment and emerging technologies.
As computing is an increasing part of life today it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The use of I.C.T. will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.
Our vision is that the use of these technologies will enrich the experience of all pupils and that these resources will help to provide an environment without boundaries, where opportunities can be explored in safety and confidence.
Computing is taught in a variety of ways; where necessary, specific ICT skills are taught in discrete lessons; however, teaching also takes place using a cross-curricular approach. This allows children to transfer computing knowledge and skills and use technology for a real purpose.
In order to promote the importance of computing, the use of specific computing equipment (such as computer programmable toys) is provided to ensure children are aware of current technologies and have the opportunity to learn key skills through their use from foundation stage to year 6.
Alongside our ICT partners, MGL, we aim to plan exciting, yet realistic, ICT opportunities for children in all year groups, with a specific focus on science and other key skills. We also have a training program to ensure that staff are up to date with all of the latest techniques and software in order to deliver these opportunities successfully to the children.