Computing at St. Mary’s covers a range of different objectives and skills. Children use their digital literacy skills regularly to support their learning, for example researching for information and presenting their work. These ‘everyday skills’ are crucial to develop in children to prepare them for a digital world.
Children also use a range of coding programmes to extend their knowledge of this concept. Scratch and Scratch Jnr are especially popular with the children!
Online safety is also a key part of our computing learning. While we actively take part in ‘Safer Internet Day’ each year, this part of computing is interwoven throughout all computing and digital literacy lessons. Children review the online safety charter (known as the 'Acceptable Use Agreement') each year, and this is displayed clearly in each classroom.
We have a green screen that we can use to create videos in computing. See some examples below!