Computing

Computing at Priestley aims to equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. Termly planning involves 3 blocks of coding, planned through Discovery Education’s Coding program, and 3 blocks focusing on creative technology and digital literacy.

 

Please see termly class subject mapping for specific coverage.

 

In order to enable both staff and pupils to develop confidence and competence in the use of technology throughout the curriculum we have access to a great range of technology across the school including:

  • Wireless internet access

  • Interactive Clevertouch boards in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classrooms (coming soon to our Reception class)

  • A computer suite equipped with 16 monitors, plus microphones and speakers

  • An additional computer in our Reception classroom

  • A class set of iPads

  • A class set of ASUS Slate tablets

  • A class set of Microsoft Surface tablets

  • Variety of digital cameras/recording devices

  • Control hardware – Beebots

  • Variety of software that supports skills across the curriculum

The access to these technologies gives members of Priestley Primary School the opportunity to engage with the new Computing Curriculum as well as support learning across other areas of the curriculum. 

 

E-safety is a statutory part of the curriculum. In order to advise they children how to be ‘E-Safe’ we part take in an E-Safety day each February when the children have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of learning experiences. Throughout the year E-Safety is taught discretely before using the internet in computing sessions. Further to our work with the children we run an annual E-Safety parent’s session.

 

Safer Internet Access Policy

 

For further information on how to help your child keep themselves safe on the internet please take a look at the CEOP website

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

E. Morgan

Computing Co-ordinator

 

Priestley Primary School, Prince Charles Drive, CALNE, Wiltshire SN11 8TG