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The use of cutting edge technology enables us to fulfil our school mission in a wide variety of innovative ways.

We embrace the use of technology in all of its forms to enhance learning. We use electronic learning to support all areas of our curriculum in school and to provide access to online platforms, so that e-learning can be incorporated into homework routines.

 

We provide home/school access to:

  • MyMaths
  • Interactive Resources
  • Minecraft Education edition
  • Espresso Coding

 and our website contains links to a variety of online learning resources.

 

Our school is very well equipped with technological hardware and software, to facilitate e-learning  across the curriculum. Our Computing suite is multi-platform, resourced with i-Macs that can also be booted in Windows mode, so that we are able to combine the multimedia potential of Apple's operating system with the tried and tested software that is available on MS Windows.

 

In every class, you will find:

  • I-Pads 
  • Visualisers enabling good examples of children's learning to be shared with the rest of the class
  • Whiteboards and projectors
  • Additional iMacs are available outsude of classroom areas too that support children with their intervention activities.

 

We teach computing through developing children's skills in the multimedia areas of text, graphics, film and sound. We make children aware of the potential to use spreadsheets to streamline mathematical tasks and we develop children's ability to use the internet for purposeful research. 

 

We are tackling the challenge of coding in the new curriculum by drawing on the support of our technical team at Edutec Solutions, to formulate programmes of study that teach children how to write code through the use of LightBox and Scratch (online resources) and the educational version of MInecraft for more advanced users. We also subscribe to Espresso Coding which provides excellent coverage and progression in coding from Year 1 to 6.

 

Our highest priority is to make children aware of the risks of intent use and social media and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to stay safe online.. During E-Safety week, the whole school takes part in a range of activities promoting safe use of the internet, including class lessons, assemblies and hearing from visiting speakers. Parents are also invited into school for a session on how to help children stay safe online, supported by local community constabulary.

 

Further details of our computing curriculum can be found below.

Computing: DfE Guidance

Espresso Education Progression Chart

Computing Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Acceptable Use Policy 2020

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