At St Mary’s we want to equip children with a high-quality computing education that allows them to change the world through the use of computational thinking and creativity. We want this subject to foster intrinsic links with mathematics, science and design technology whilst providing an understanding of both natural and artificial systems.
At the centre of computing, will be computer science in which children will be taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to use this knowledge within programming. By building on this knowledge and understanding, children will be equipped to use information technology to be able to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing at St Mary’s will ensure that children will become digitally literate by being able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. We will ensure that this is at a level appropriate for the future workplace and as active members in a digital world.
We aim for all pupils to:
Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school.
School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning.
Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow.
Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return.
We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday.
I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority.
Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days.