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St Edmund's Catholic Primary

St Edmund's Catholic Primary

Parish, Family, School

Computing

With our ever changing world, it is vital that the children from St Edmund’s are ready for the 21st Century.

We have a range of resources to enable the children to engage in projects individually, with partners or in small groups.

All classrooms have access to the internet, ensuring staff and pupils can download / upgrade their work with speed and accuracy. Children are taught about the uses of the internet and most importantly, how to be safe.

When the children first come to school, they use simple programs and software to learn basic skills but by the time they leave they can construct spreadsheets and present their own power point presentations. Many of our children lead assemblies using work they have prepared using
PowerPoint.

A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate, at a level suitable for the future work place, and as an active participant in a digital world.  

Aims

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Using EducationCity on mobile devices

We have received a number of queries with regards to the use of EducationCity on mobile devices. We’re pleased to say that you access all of the resources and tools on tablets and mobile devices via Puffin Academy, an app that is free to download via the iTunes and Android stores.