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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


A St. Joseph's Learner will be able to use technology safely and respectfully with a clear knowledge of how to respond to any concerns. They will know how to use a variety of programs to assist them in day to day life and to help them succeed in the modern world.

Computing Policy

 Appendix 1 Progression Map for Computing.pdfDownload
 Appendix 2 Whole School Computing Timetable.pdfDownload
 Appendix 3 EYFS-Y6 Long term plan.pdfDownload
 Appendix 4 Short Term Planning Unit 3.1 Coding.pdfDownload
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In accordance with the National Curriculum aims, we ensure all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology


Technology used to support teaching and enhance learning

Here at St Joseph's we have a broad range of resources which we use to embed Computing skills, support teaching and enhance learning across the Early Years and Primary curriculum. 

  • Purple Mash is used to deliver the Computing curriculum as well as provide an abundance of opportunities to enhance learning in other subjects. 
  • Google Classroom is used for Remote Learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Century Tech uses artificial intelligence to create interventions that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each child. 
  • Chrome Books
  • Laptops 
  • Computing Suite 
  • iPad apps including ChatterPix Kids, Book Creator, Photo Booth, iMovie, Times Tables Rock Stars, Numbots, Google Classroom, Google Meet, BeeBot and Purple Mash
  • CTouch Interactive Boards in every classroom
  • Visualisers are used in Years 1 to 6 to enable teaching staff to model learning and expectations clearly to pupils
  • Green Screen is located in the Ocean Room and used in conjunction with iMovie to produce short films, including most recently the Nativity plays


Computing across our school

Year 5 have planned, filmed and edited their own informative films about climate change: