Technology has become an integral part of life and it is essential that we help our children master the skills needed to prepare them for the 21st century.
Our aim at St Luke’s is to ensure pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
In the Early Years/Foundation Stage our pupils are introduced technology through computing activities and resources. In Key Stage 1 and 2, pupils receive weekly computing lessons as well as many opportunities to learn in other subjects in a cross-curricular way.
Our computing curriculum has seven strands to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum:
- E-Safety and Digital Citizenship
- Computational Thinking
- Computer Networks
- Communication and Collaboration
E-Safety and Digital Citizenship
St Luke’s is committed to helping children stay safe online. That is why our pupils take part in a progressive e-safety curriculum from Nursery through to Year 6. Through this curriculum our pupils are taught how to stay safe when using the internet and how to be a responsible user of technology. We have dedicated e-safety lessons on Internet safety day. Pupils then have opportunities to practise these skills in the context of computing lessons and cross-curricular ICT activities across the curriculum.
At St Luke’s staff take advantage of the opportunity to use technology in other curriculum areas. This allows our pupils to learn digital literacy skills within a creative and meaningful context. At St Luke’s Primary School, we believe that computing and computing resources allow SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) pupils to access the curriculum. Our SEND pupils benefit from the use of technology to make progress and raise attainment across the curriculum.