The school has two computer suites, both of which are situated on the Key Stage 1 site. The oldest of these was installed in 2011 and is situated on the first floor of the Key Stage 1 building, above the reception shared learning area. This suite contains 23 machines. The suite is used regularly by children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. A second suite was installed on the Key Stage 1 site in August 2016. This has 33 computers and these are used by Key Stage 2 children. All classes (reception to Year 6) have one timetabled lesson a week in the suite. This is used to teach them the computing programmes of study. In addition, there are 2 sets of 30 i-pads are available to pupils. These are used regularly by children to support their learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Nursery & Reception
Technology is used daily throughout the Early Years at our school. The children use hardware and age-appropriate software. In free flow learning the children have the opportunity to use interactive whiteboards, desktop computers and ipads. They also use electrical devices, such as cameras and programmable toys, such as Beebots. In the Early Years we have light boxes for the children to explore and make observations of different materials. We also have listening stations and ipod docks for the children to independently access during the day. In reception we use the computing suite once a week where we follow a yearly plan to teach the children skills such as mouse control and how to log on. Recently we have purchased resources to boost computing in Early Years, including metal detectors, remote control toys, walkie talkies and video cameras.