Computing and Technology
Throughout the school computing and technology play an important part in all areas of learning, reflecting the way in which computing and technology is integrated into everyday life. We enable pupils to understand the importance and uses of a range of technologies. Teachers use computing and technology to enhance interactive teaching and learning and also encourage children to exercise choice, work independently and make connections between their learning. As part of our responsibility to Safeguarding, the children are taught about e-safety.
Each classroom is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard, desktop PCs and laptops. We also have digital cameras, video cameras, recording devices, remote control toys and programmable robots. Our teaching and learning in science is enhanced by the use of digital microscopes.
In Key Stage One the New Computing Curriculum became statutory in September 2014. Children from the age of 5 will be taught what algorithms are and how they are used in digital devices- they will also learn how to write and test simple programs and to organise, manipulate and store digital content.
National Curriculum -Computing
One of our extended learning opportunities is Code Club where children have opportunities to work with their friends to develop their understanding of algorithms through supported use of scratch software to make their own fun sprites and animations.
The link below is to the scratch software website.