At St Gregory and St Patrick's, we believe that Computing is an integral part of daily life and is fast becoming one of the most useful skills our children can learn. Computing is, therefore, an essential part of our curriculum both in stand alone lessons as well as being woven into different aspects of their lives at school. By teaching our children transferable computing skills and knowledge, we are ensuring they have their best start to a technology-driven world.
Computing is split into 3 main strands:
- computer science
- digital literacy
- information technology
These three strands are taught in every year from Pre-Nursery to Year 2 progressing as the children move up through school. We also place a huge emphasis on developing children’s understanding of how to use ICT safely and responsibly and ensure online safety is promoted every term to children and families.
As part of our computing curriculum, we use the STEM 'Teach Computing' framework which allow our children to gain a wide-ranging and deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge they will learn.
For our internet safety lessons, we use the Project Evolve strands to ensure all of our children are accessing important safety information from as early as Nursery.
Safer Internet Day - February
As part of our ongoing curriculum teaching about internet safety, we celebrated 'Safer Internet Day' throughout school. Each year group took part in different activities ranging from Smartie the Penguin to learning what we can and can't share whilst playing on games online. Below are some pictures of what we got up to during this day:
Below is our Internet Safety Questionnaire for our parents to fill in if you haven't already. We are very grateful for your time in doing so.
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