At St. Aloysius Catholic Primary School, we aim for our children to confidently and independently use and apply information technology skills to support and extend their learning. We embed a culture where the use of ICT (information, communication and technology) across all subjects. This ensures that they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future.
Children in all Key Stages have access to a bank of Chromebooks, laptops, and 30 iPads. The children are taught using Interactive whiteboards, visualisers, digital cameras, iPads and numerous other technologies. Each year group, each term visits the Camden Learning Centre – a local computer hub – where they are taught by specialist teachers.
There is a key emphasis on learning skills for computing; these will include programming, debugging and exchanging information. Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.
Children engage with the 4 key aspects of computing:
Communication & Collaboration;
Multimedia & Word Processing;
Online Safety/Digital Literacy.
Digital Literacy is a big part of the curriculum, with children learning how to use ICT safely – at regular points throughout the year children undertake online safety sessions on topics such as cyberbullying or keeping information safe. Children are also involved in ‘Safer Internet Day/Week’.