At St Elizabeth's ICT and computing are a big part of our learning. With constantly changing technologies and exciting learning possibilities we are lucky to be able to use interactive boards in all our classrooms as well as iPads in our classrooms.
We have a great ICT curriculum which covers all areas of ICT from research and internet use to coding and programming. We are fortunate to work closely with the WOW zone to help inform our curriculum and train our staff to teach everything from animation to book publishing.
At St Elizabeth's we have a very popular Code Club in which we learn how to code and create our own animations and games using programmes such as Scratch and Python. Our pupils have also been fortunate enough to attend amazing workshops at Manchester Enterprise Academy.
We are very conscious of e-safety at St Elizabeth's and all children are taught about the importance of this in every year group. We have e-safety assemblies and our school council have attended meetings with the Manchester Healthy Schools trust to talk about our e-safety policy and its importance.
Pupils should be taught to:
- understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to:
- design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
- use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
- understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
- use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
- select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact