At St. Michael's, computers and other forms of technology are used daily throughout the school. Children are taught computing skills as a discrete weekly subject and use technology as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum.
ICT becomes Computing!
The 2014 national curriculum introduced a new subject, Computing, which replaced ICT.
The purpose of Computing.
Computing now addresses how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed, preparing our children for the technologically rich world we live in.
Children will be equipped with high level skills in using technology along with knowledge of how computers, software, the internet, the web and search engines work. They will also develop a critical understanding of the impact of these technologies on their lives and on society.
In school we use a scheme called icompute to address the areas from the National curriculum. You can find the overview of topics for each year group below.
The Digital School House.
Through our partnership with Shire Oak we are very pleased to announce we are now part of there Digital School House project. Our Year 5 and 6 children will be visiting Shire Oak throughout the year and taking part in computing workshops. We will also have Shire Oak staff coming into St. Michael's to deliver some computing workshops.
We will keep you posted with more exciting Digital School House news as the year progresses.