Computing

  • At Pinfold Street, we plan our computing curriculum around five key areas: technology in our lives, programming, multimedia, handling data and eSafety.

  • To enable children to develop their ICT skills, we have at least 15 iPads per classroom, a suite with 15 desktop computers, a MacBook and various laptops shared across the school.

  • Each year, we celebrate Safer Internet Day. Children complete a variety of activities, which are often cross-curricular, e.g. a reading comprehension about online safety. To read more about Safer Internet Day, click here.

  • To ensure children have a balanced digital diet and better wellbeing, we promote the ‘Digital 5 A Day’. Click here to read more.

  • During COVID-19 lockdowns and isolations, our children have built up excellent ICT skills to complete their remote learning. Every child from Reception to Y6 has a Seesaw account where teachers send activities and children can respond using worksheets, drawing, photos, videos or voice recordings. Seesaw is a platform that we use within school for our lessons too. 

 

Multimedia Suite (MMS)

Last year, we had a brand new multimedia suite built. It is a fantastic resource room which allows pupils to see technology in action and enables full access to the curriculum.  Pupils can use green screen technology and recording studio facilities to create podcasts, performance poetry, songs, audiobooks, etc. 

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Enrichment

  • Children in Y2-Y6 have 1 full day of robotics with Squirrel Learning. This involves making and programming robots, e.g. Lego.  2019-20 will be the third year we have provided this opportunity.

  • Every year group works with Squirrel Learning to focus on enriching the national curriculum subjects.