At St. James’ our technologies curriculum provides a range of different contexts for learning that draws on important aspects of everyday life and work. It includes creative, practical and work-related experiences and outcomes in business, computing science, food, textiles, craft, design, engineering, graphics and applied technologies.

Technologies and Digital Learning are vital aspects of our curriculum and we want our children to confidently use their technology skills throughout their learning experiences.

The areas covered within Technologies are:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Food and Textile Technology
  • Technological Developments in Society and Business
  • Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics
  • Computing Science

Digital Technology (ICT)

 Digital Technology can enrich the lives of our children and can help support their learning, closing the attainment gap, preparing our children for jobs that currently exist, jobs still to be found, preparing our children to leave school as young adults ready to contribute to Scotland’s workforce.

Schools need to use digital technologies as an integral component of their learning and teaching programs safely and responsibly. This will allow our children to thrive in modern society and the workplace. As a Unicef Rights Respecting School, we seek to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our schools ethos and culture. In this regard, Article 13 (Children have the right to get and to share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others) of this convention is particularly important in developing a healthy and skilled approach to internet safety.

Twitter and Seesaw are used to regularly communicate and showcase work with parents.

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All classes have access to Smartboards, computers, laptops, ipads and chromebooks to enhance their learning experiences. They are taught the skills needed to communicate in today’s technological world.

Science, Technologies, Engineering & Maths (STEM)

Throughout Primary 1 – 7 STEM  subjects will be taught using the school’s progressive pathways. For Primary 1 – 3 STEM subjects will be included in the class zones to encourage independent learning and focused learning within the learning zone.

Partnership working is seen as a key message in delivering a motivating curriculum and developing life and work skills. St James’ Primary has built many working partnerships within our community to help deliver life and work skills we do this through projects such as Upstream Battle, Structure and Mechanisms and Primary Engineering. Within these projects Children are set challenges which allow them to think creatively and to develop and evaluate projects effectively.

For further information on the principles and practices of Technologies visit the Education Scotland website

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