This year, St Saviour’s saw the opening of our brand new Computing Suite, which will now enable each class to embed IT fully within all areas of the curriculum.
Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. The new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people in England with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives.
At St Saviour’s, each child has one hour of Computing a week, with an additional 30 minute lesson every other week. During these lessons, children have access to a range of software programs and applications to help learn a range of important skills.
Online Safety is also an incredibly important area of Computing that is discussed with all children across the Key Stages. Children are taught how to recognise suspicious or inappropriate content when using applications or working online. They are taught who they need to inform if something concerns them and also how to close a program and turn the monitor off. Children are also taught how to search for content online safely, using carefully selected sites with appropriate filters.
Year Six Tech Team
Each year, we will have five Tech Team members that will represent computing across the school. They will meet once a week with Miss Lorimer or Miss Cornelius to discuss how IT is being used in the school. We will have meetings about current apps as well as create digital material to promote recent school events.