Wolston St Margarets Church of England Primary School

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COMPUTING

At Wolston St Margaret's we are following the new national curriculum for computing.  The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Importance is placed on creating confidence in the use of I.C.T. skills for use in all areas of the curriculum. This is done not only in word processing, but in general handling of information be it in simple story form or more sophisticated desk-top publishing, graphing, creating a piece of music or collecting data from our various items of sensory equipment.

Information Communication Technology is used throughout the curriculum. It is taught from Nursery onwards in small groups where the children gain some basic computing knowledge, to whole classes in the schools I.T area for the older children where their skills can flourish under direct teaching.

Children have the opportunity to use digital cameras and multimedia to enhance their presentation of work. This area is becoming increasingly important in opening up the world to the children at the touch of a button.