At Gatton Primary we believe that all pupils should become logical and computational thinkers, who are digitally literate and use and apply information technology to communicate their ideas. Children at Gatton Primary do this through Google Classroom. Children complete a range of work across the curriculum using programs such Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Forms to create reports and presentations linked to their learning inside and outside of school.
We recognise that technology is an integral part of everyday life and strive to equip our pupils to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving digital world. We aim to offer our pupils with a computing curriculum that prepares them for life in the digital 21st century and a connected world.
Children at Gatton Primary learn to code using Discovery Coding gaining a thorough understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables - as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem-solving.
All pupils need to learn how to use and process digital information and to keep themselves digitally safe. Children at Gatton Primary learn how to keep safe online using the childnet SMART rules and complete E-safety topics.
Children use Purple Mash to learn how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. Children are taught how recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour - identifying a range of ways to report concerns about content and contacts.
We understand that children who can use technology effectively and safely will positively contribute towards their own social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and those around them.
“Everyone should know how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think!”