Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 228 4024

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Computing

Computing and Information Technology is an integral part of modern society and is therefore an essential part of a child’s learning. In St Margaret Mary’s Infants we strive to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to gain the skills, confidence and abilities to use Computing and Information Technology effectively to learn, communicate and create in order to prepare them for the challenges of the technological world. It is our aim that the use of ICT will enhance and extend learning throughout the school and beyond whilst developing motivation, social skills and safe use of the available tools.

The computing curriculum allows our children to develop new skills in computer science, information technology and digital literacy, and focuses on developing their ‘computational thinking’. Our bespoke scheme of work ensures that the school’s curriculum provision for computing meets the needs of all learners, providing appropriate challenges and routes for progression.

Through the use of technology all teachers are able to ensure their lessons are stimulating and interactive for our children. The teachers and children are supported by MGL consultants to provide good subject knowledge and experience using innovative equipment eg robotics and virtual reality, which supports quality teaching and learning across all curriculum areas.

 E-safety is a fundamental element of the computing curriculum in our school. Through our approach we aim to teach pupils how to use the internet safely and securely, so they are able to make informed choices online. We believe that our pupils benefit from having experience of, and access to, a range of technologies in order to broaden their understanding.