Computing at St Anne's...
At St Anne’s School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Computing, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Computing, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
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Pupil views of Computing at St Anne's
What do our pupils think about computing at St Anne's?
Pupils from each class were invited to shared their views on computing at St Anne's through pupil voice discussions and this is what they told us!
- 100% of children said that they enjoyed their computing lessons.
- Pupils felt that lessons were helping them prepare for the future learning and jobs.
- Pupils said they were able to use their skills to help with research and presentation tasks in other subjects.
- Pupils said they enjoyed using Century Tech and TTRS to support their learning.
- Pupils said that teachers helped them with their computing learning through useful demonstrations, one to one help and showing them new ways to tackle problems.
What improvements do the pupils want to see in computing at St Anne's?
We will be revisiting these as a staff and move towards providing these further opportunities for the children.
- Pupils have asked if we can provide PowerPoints from lessons to help them revisit learning at home and practice skills.
-Pupils have asked to have more opportunities to use the Computing to support learning in other subject areas.
Here at St Anne's we strive to give pupils opportunities in their learning to develop essential knowledge and learn about things that are outside their daily experience. In computing we aim to do this through experiences that allow the children to learn more about the development and impact computing has on their lives as well as having opportunities to develop and extend their computing knowledge.
Recently, through Women's History week we have explored influential women who have inspired others. Year 4 had a taster Coding Club session and then Year 3 and 4 were able to taken part in Coding Club after. Year 4 went behind the scenes at Blue Peter learning how a program was put together, then starring in the show! Year 5 attended BWH and learnt more about desktop publishing creating new school logos. Year 1 were able to use their knowledge of Piet Mondrian to create pictures using online design tools. All classes took part in virtual masses allowing them to experience the power of collaboration and communication online.
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday 8th February we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day in School. The aim of the day is to revisit and extend the pupils knowledge of staying safe on the internet. This year there is a particular focus on online interaction on different platforms and how to manage this as safely as possible.