From Micro:bits to sound/lighting mixing desks for productions – we have heavily invested in an infrastructure to lead our children into the ever-changing world of technology. With a high ratio of pupils:iPads/laptops/chromebooks and a strong and stable WiFi to cover our premises, teaching staff are able to incorporate ICT into any lesson they require – including the use of iPads, apple pens and mirroring to large screens in each classroom, which provides children with immediate feedback and a vehicle to showcase projects during lessons.
Ultimately, our aim is to inspire the next generation of computer programmers, engineers and designers into a telecoms, robotics or electronics career path.
Cross curricular learning, developing the digital literacy of our students and learning how to be a responsible “digizen” online is paramount to our computing curriculum, where teachers plan highly focused and engaging activities to hone the children’s skills and knowledge. Across the key stages, there is a great emphasis on learning skills for computing; this includes programming, debugging and exchanging information.
Our children are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs.
Learning how to use ICT safely is at the heart of lessons where regular e-safety sessions on topics such as cyber bullying, online privacy or keeping information safe are targeted through our computing topics and via regular class council sessions.