The use of computers and computer systems is an integral part of the National Curriculum and knowing how they work is a key life skill. In an increasingly digital world there now exists a wealth of software, tools and technologies that can be used to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and create digital content. At Maryport Church of England Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education with a structured, progressive, approach to the learning how computer systems work, the use of IT and the skills necessary to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world.
The school believes that IT, computer science and digital literacy:
• are essential life skills necessary to fully participate in the modern digital world.
• allows children to become creators of digital content rather than simply consumers of it.
• provides access to a rich and varied source of information and content.
• communicates and presents information in new ways, which helps pupils understand, access and use it more readily.
• can motivate and enthuse pupils.
• offers opportunities for communication and collaboration through group working • has the flexibility to meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil.
As an Apple RTC we have Apple Teachers with expert knowledge of how to use the iPads with creativity and how to use them as cross curricular tools.