• Computing

Computing

Technology is an important part of a modern education and is used across the curriculum at Pyrcroft Grange. Following a period of investment we are lucky to have a wealth of resources which allow our pupils to have a strong grasp on current technologies. Our computer suite is new, with all pupils having password access and their own folders in which to save work. Following the updated National Curriculum 2014, children develop a vast range of skills including making apps and games and learning basic coding. All children from reception up use the suite. In addition to this we have different floor turtles and programmable robots which allow the children to learn how computer code works in real life. Digital microscopes and data logging equipment can be used in maths and science. Each class has an interactive whiteboard, and these are being updated with new LCD plasma screens, to allow greater functionality. We also have a set of 32 iPads and MacBook which allow the children to access digital literacy elements of the curriculum on the most modern and accessible devices. Through these children can make movies, compose music and take photographs which form an important part of their learning portfolio.


On top of this, we do not forget basic computing skills and children are given many opportunities to type up stories, use programmes like Excel in maths and research new topics using the internet. We also have a weekly computer club focussing on typing skills, as well as an iPad club which allows children to experiment with new and innovative apps.

To read our full Computing Policy please see Policies under Our School section of the website..

 

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