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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In knowing Jesus, we seek to fulfil our God-given potential. We value every person as we look beyond ourselves in a spirit of charity, forgiveness and honesty"



The teaching of computer skills is integrated into most areas of the curriculum. In Key Stage 2 specific computer skills such as word processing, desk top publishing, graphic modelling, use of database software, e-mailing, use of the internet and multi-media presentations are taught. Through Computing, pupils are taught to find things out, develop ideas and make things happen, exchange and share information, and review, modify and evaluate their work as it progresses. Access to the internet is controlled to prevent children connecting to inappropriate sites.  We teach 4 main areas - Algorithms and Programming, Data and Information, How computers work, Communication and e-safety

Below is a list of programs that we use in school to facilitate the curriculum:

Algorithms and Programming

Scratch/Scratch jnr - iPad and laptop

Snap - internet/laptop

Code Kingdoms


Appshed (available via Launchpad 365)

Bee-bot/Bee-bot Pyramid - iPad (as well as Bee-bot/Pro-bot/Roamer Robots)



Data and Information

Numbers - iPad

Pages - iPad

Popplet - iPad

Pureflow - Branching databases iPad

Survey Master


How computers work

Garage Band



Explain Everything


Communication and e-safety

Simpl - creating websites on iPad