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“Education is an imprecise process, a dance, and a collaborative experience.”

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan

 

Information Technology is used and accessed throughout the curriculum, across all ability and age ranges. Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards linked to high performance PCs and Apple TV. These teaching aids extend the use of personal software to whole class and create a platform for sharing personal achievement, allowing for greater learning opportunities.

 

The school has invested heavily in its wireless infrastructure to harness the use of brand new technologies enabling adults to provide a digital environment, rich in hardware which builds upon and extends a varied curriculum.

 

Computing is taught at both Key Stages. These include building on skills of control and logical processing, understanding and programming for a purpose and using technology to store and manipulate information. Children engage in both real and virtual examples of these skills and a conscious effort is maintained for learners to understand the importance of these processes in a real life context.The school uses Switched On Computing to support the delivery of the new curriculum requirements.

 

E-Safety is of upmost importance. Safety online, and with the use of technology is inherent across all areas of the curriculum, where special attention is required to safeguard the health and safety of all individuals. Policy and procedures are followed in any instances where there may be a conflict of safety and preventative measures are in place at all times, including filtering and monitoring.

 

Our School Website and Virtual Learning Environment are fast becoming popular places for children and the school community to engage with the school and take their learning outside the classroom. Curriculum learning is extended through our children's zone and achievements can be shared with parents on a regular basis. Information is up to date and the staff and children's involvement and ownership of the site have made it a powerful link between the school and parents and the wider community. Technology is as standard as pen and paper, chalk and chalkboard, and supports all areas of teaching and learning.

 

 

Switched on Computing

 

Switched on Computing helps us to deliver the new Programme of Study for computing with ease and confidence. Written for the new curriculum,Switched on Computing offers creative units using the latest free software in a format that is designed for teachers of all levels of experience to pick up and use.

  • Covers the new Programme of Study for computing, including programming and computational thinking
  • Delivers clear progression of skills from Year 1 to Year 6
  • Supports teachers of all levels of experience with software demos and detailed step-by-step planning
  • Embeds e-Safety to ensure safe and responsible use of technology

 

 

Getting started with Switched on Computing

Switched on Computing is an award-winning programme for computing, used in over a quarter of primary schools in England. This short video gives you an overview of Switched on Computing and how it can help you deliver computing with confidence in your school. Find out more at www.risingstars-uk.com/computing

E-Safety 

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin

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E-Safety for Parents 2014

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