Holy Trinity has a computer suite in the Cadogan Gardens building which all pupils from FSU to Year 6 have the opportunity to use each week. During this time pupils are taught the theories of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to apply this through programming and coding. To encourage children to become digitally literate, pupils are given the opportunity to create and debug programs and systems. All classes across the school have access to an interactive whiteboard as well as in our Sedding Street Library and computer suite. Key Stage 2 pupils have access to computers in their classrooms which can be used to support class-based learning and access to the additional computers in the library which can be accessed during their lunch time play. All computer use is monitored by adults.
During pupils’ time at Holy Trinity we feel strongly about teaching pupils to use technology safely and responsibly. All class teachers include e-safety as part of their teaching. Further to this, we teach specific safety skills during Internet Safety Week annually with all pupils. Parents and carers are encouraged and supported in following this at home with their children.
Holy Trinity follow the guidelines set in the national curriculum to ensure that 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