At St. Paul’s we endeavour to inspire and motivate our children to be effective users of technology and strongly believe that St Paul’s children should be amongst those that are responsible for producing the software of tomorrow.
With this in mind, we are passionate about teaching children not only how to use today's software, but also to understand the magic of computer science. Whilst it is difficult to predict the skills children of this age will need many years from now, we strive to empower them to make the most of a future in which technology will be ever-present, and a high familiarity with it essential. From Reception to Year 6, the key threads running through our computing curriculum are e-safety, technology in our lives, handling data, multimedia, and programming.
At St. Paul’s we also see the use of computers as an integral part of the whole curriculum rather than an isolated subject. As such, the use of computer technology is a way of life in the school and computing is firmly embedded in our teaching and learning. The children’s skills are developed through the use of laptops, cameras, iPads and many other pieces of hardware. We also subscribe to a number of sites to support children in their learning both within computing and other subjects.
Through teaching computing we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.