The 21st Century Classroom
In our goal of preparing today's children for tomorrow's world, access to the latest technology has become vital in the 21st Century classroom. We’ve invested in great ICT resources and as a result have gained a reputation for innovation in this area. We have a dedicated ICT room and at least one networked computer in each classroom. We also have interactive whiteboards in every room, which has revolutionised the way we teach.
Teachers now have a range of computer tools to help bring many subjects to life and pupils love contributing to the very lively blogs each year group have on our website. Children throughout the school also have plenty of opportunity to make their own films, animation and multimedia productions.
Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
We teach all pupils the importance of e-safety based on the SMART rules. Our acceptable use policies can be downloaded on the right hand side of this page if you want to remind yourself about these. Please also visit the parent pages for useful links about e-safety.
Have a look at some of our recent work on our computing school blog here.