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St Thomas' Catholic Primary School

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“Pupils at St Thomas’ Primary make rapid progress as they move through the school and achieve highly in all the subjects taught. They are exceptionally well prepared by the time they leave the school to start the next stage of their learning.”

Computing

The teaching of computer skills is integrated into most areas of the curriculum. In Key Stage 2 specific computer skills such as word processing, desk top publishing, graphic modelling, use of database software, e-mailing, use of the internet and multi-media presentations. Pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught by a specialist ICT teacher. Through Computing, pupils are taught to find things out, develop ideas and make things happen, exchange and share information, and review, modify and evaluate their work as it progresses. Access to the internet is controlled to prevent children connecting to inappropriate sites.

 

  

Computing Curriculum Plan

 

I will add a list of the programmes that we use in school to teach the four key subjects areas:

Algorithms and Programming

Scratch/Scratch jnr - iPad and laptop

Snap - internet/laptop

Code Kingdoms

Hopscotch

Appshed (available via Launchpad 365)

Bee-bot/Bee-bot Pyramid - iPad (as well as Bee-bot/Pro-bot/Roamer Robots)

Tynker

 

Data and Information

Numbers - iPad

Pages - iPad

Popplet - iPad

Pureflow - Branching databases iPad

Survey Master

 

How computers work

Garage Band

iMovie

Tellagami

Explain Everything

 

Communication and e-safety

Simpl - creating websites on iPad

 

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