At St Paul's C of E Primary School, we are educated for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school.

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

At St Paul’s, we are lucky enough to have 16 laptops and a computing area with several PCs in every year group allowing children both individual use and paired use of computers to develop their computing skills in a range of subjects. We aim to teach computing skills specifically in all year groups, such as controlling devices and programming, as well as applying these skills in subject and topic situations such as Maths, history, R.E, Technology, Art, English and History, such as using video cameras, developing research skills, paint programs and filming green screen news reports.

 

Year 1 children writing programs to control their Beebots.

 

Year 5 using Pro-Bot to programme and control floor robots.