Digital Technology

Digital Technology aims to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:

  • Use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and implementation to create digital solutions.
  • Confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively transform data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings.
  • Apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and understand the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments.

At Holy Spirit School, we believe that iPads are a valuable resource in supporting and extending classroom learning. All classes have a bank of 15 iPads and iPads are frequently shared between classes when students require their own device.

Lunchtime Coding Club provides a challenging learning opportunity while promoting collaboration, creativity and teamwork. Children receive opportunities to learn how to write code, program robots and further enrich their digital technologies skills. The benefits of learning to code at a young age include the development of problem-solving skills, computational thinking, persistence, collaboration and a deeper understanding of a range of mathematical concepts and languages.