At St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, we view computing as an opportunity to inspire and stimulate our children to learn new skills that will help them to further become a well-rounded person. Computing is not only taught as an individual subject, but is taught across other subjects too so that pupils at St Thomas of Canterbury have exciting experiences. In all experiences, we allow children to have the chance to explore and problem solve using technology to further develop their problem solving minds. There are many rich, creative opportunities provided for our children including visiting the Bolton TIC Centre working on ‘Lego Mindstorm’ and people visiting to discuss the importance of Online Safety.
Throughout their time, children learn about how to use technology and how it is used in our lives. This includes using multimedia technology, how to be safe online, ways technology is used and handling and collecting data using various technologies. They also use a range of technologies including data loggers, iPads and Bee Bots.
Useful links for online safety