At St Mabyn school, through God’s love we learn, grow and flourish together.
St Mabyn Church of England Primary School
Our school is one part of a family of well-connected schools. It is a small, nurturing school packed full of love: love for one another; love for learning; love for our neighbours and community and love for God. It comfortably sits in the heart of a picturesque, small rural village being over looked by St Mabyn Church. In our school, adults and children collaborate to create a safe learning environment where everyone can flourish and achieve greatness, becoming curious imaginative life-long learners. St Mabyn School is the gateway through which the future possibility of the adult emerges.
"My little children, let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and in truth,"
At St Mabyn School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum uses the National Curriculum content as a starting point and focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding technology. These strands are re-visited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross-curricular learning to engage all children and enrich their experiences in school.
Our Computing Curriculum is shaped by our school vision, values and curriculum drivers CAN:-
Develop a Caring heart- Children will find out who they are, their place within the world and how they fit in.
Develop an Active mind and body- Children will have the wisdom to use their knowledge and skills to be the best learners now and for their future.
Develop a Nurturing character- Children will stand up for themselves and others; respect each other, be prepared for personal challenge and successfully collaborate.
We aim to enable all children, regardless of background, ability or additional needs, to flourish in Computing to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
To teach Computing & ICT in a broad and balanced way that will enthuse and inspire, teachers needs to draw on a vast range of resources; exposing pupils to new ideas and procedures amongst a variety of exciting teaching sequences please( see the guidance)
In order to teach and learn our rich curriculum, some sessions, are best taught as discreet sessions - predominantly Computer Science - while others can be incorporated into the wider curriculum. For example, media-rich learning such as green screening works well within English and History; data gathering apps can be integrated into Maths and Science; online safety crosses heavily into wider PSHE learning.
Covering the half-termly suggestions in an order that works for each class and teacher is the right approach, as is substituting / shortening / lengthening activities so that opportunities match the needs of the learners and the other subjects they are studying. Most of our classes are mixed age so teachers use their professional judgement to ensure each child can achieve their best.