A high quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity.
St Martin and St Mary’s has an excellent range of Information Technology equipment that supports teaching and learning in all subjects. Each classroom has three desk top personal computers that are linked together via the School Network. Each classroom has access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via broadband. The Pre-School children have access to a desk top computer and a large Interactive SMART board. Nursery children have access to two SMART Interactive White boards. All classrooms have either an SMART interactive whiteboard or a new LED display screen. From Reception through to Year 6 the children have access to laptops and also a bank of LearnPad tablets. Staff within EYFS uses Ipads for assessing the children.
We have a range of software that encourages the development of Information Technology skills and supports learning in other areas of the curriculum such as literacy, maths, science, art and technology. Our computing curriculum follows the aims of the National Curriculum and we ensure in depth coverage by teaching skills and understanding through three areas of Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
We see E-Safety as a central focus of all Computing teaching and learning. E-Safety learning is built into all topics as well as Kidsafe. This is done on a two year rolling programme to ensure every child receives the E-safety element of the full programme. All Upper KS2 children participate in the Cyber Bullying Prevention workshop and this gives them effective ways to deal with issues, and they understand that speaking out to a trusted grown-up is the best way forward.