At St Thomas’ School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Computing, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Computing, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
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.