Computing

At St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Primary, we strive to equip our students with the life skills they need to accept and utilise modern technology in a creative, responsible, and safe way to succeed.

We want all pupils at St Joan of Arc to understand and apply the fundamental principles of computing; including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation as well as digital technology. We place great importance on children staying safe online and being aware of both the benefits and challenges that the use of technology presents. According to our curriculum, all pupils should have access to learning opportunities that balance all strands of the Computing curriculum (Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science).

We encourage our pupils to develop confidence, use technology independently and make connections across areas. We ensure that every child can access our curriculum by utilising technology to promote learning. Through our computer science lessons, we hope to help children develop their creativity, resilience, problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and digital literacy. We want our students to have various experiences that will help them better grasp who they are as people in their neighbourhood, as well as members of a larger global community and responsible online citizens.