At St. Catherine's pupils are fortunate to have a wide range of ICT access. We have an ICT suite with 19 desktop computers as well as a 2 sets of iPads, which have been very generously bought by our PTA.
Wireless connectivity is installed throughout the school to provide internet access to all classrooms. This enables the children to access the internet for research, use email and to print wirelessly from computers and iPads. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and these are used on a daily basis in all classrooms.
The children are taught a range of computing skills, for example: graphics, data, word processing, control and modelling using roamers, as well researching and exploring curriculum topics. The children will also be learning higher-order skills such as writing algorithms and programming using software and physical applications such as 'bee bots' and programming apps on the iPads.
Our creative curriculum provides a wealth of opportunities to use and apply ICT skills across different curriculum areas, as well as core skills being taught discretely.
As a school we also place a high emphasis on E-safety and children are ecouraged to be responsible digital citizens, using the internet appropriately with respect and caution.
Unit 1 - How Computers Work