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ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 - 2019

 

Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world.

 

Our school’s curriculum for computing has been developed with Suffolk County Council to equip our children with the foundation skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. They will learn how computers and computer systems work, they will design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of digital content.

 

The curriculum is divided into three areas:

 

  • Computer Science – creating programs, writing code, debugging, testing and improving code
  • Cyber Wisdom – e-safety, copyright, computing and the law, plus links to PSHE
  • Digital Literacy – Creating, evaluating and adapting digital content using a range of digital devices

 

Our school is well-equipped with a range of technology ICT suites, laptop trolleys, i-pads, digital cameras, programmable Lego, programmable floor robots.

 

 

New for 2018 - 2019

 

  • The school have increased the number of Ipads to provide further opportunities for children to develop a range of skills. The children have access to a range of educational applications to support and enhance their learning. In the class we use these to support  AR reading providing children with more opportunities to quiz. Furthermore classes have enjoyed researching and finding answers to key questions relating to our enquiry units of work.
  • This Summer we have been trailing a Maths programme TTRockstars, this aims to improve times table recall. The Ipads all have this programme and children have access to these during Maths lessons. We will be continuing to develop the use of TTRockstars into the new academic year.
  • Children in Upper key stage two had the opportunity to access a Computing after school club to develop skills such as producing a PowerPoint presentation. Those who attended were awarded a certificate. We are hoping to continue to develop this into the new school year.
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