St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF

01235 833342

St Amand's Catholic Primary School



The computing curriculum is split into six key sections:

  • Publishing and presenting
  • Programming and coding
  • Computer skills and the internet
  • Multi-media
  • Databases and spreadsheets
  • E-safety 

Children are taught using a range of devices, including bee-bots, iPads and laptops. 

E-Safety - Gooseberry Planet

From year 1-to year 6, children are taught many key aspects of e-safety. As a school, we use 'Gooseberry Planet' to aid our teaching and to access a range of valuable information for children, staff and parents. Technology is rapidly developing and children are exposed to a great deal of digital input from a very young age. It is so important that they learn how to stay safe online.

Each child has a login to Gooseberry Planet so that they can access the site at home. It allows them to play game-based scenarios which test their understanding of what they have learnt in school. Please encourage children to login and have a go regularly.

Coding club has been a huge success this term and we are hoping to run it again in the future. Children have learnt lots about coding games and how to 'debug' programs if an error occurs.