Computing and new technologies are an important and valuable part of the Dame Ellen curriculum. All classes have access to iPads, PCs and touchscreen boards. Classes also have access to a specialised Computing Room with a green screen.'Digital Leaders' are identified amongst pupils and act as instructors for members of staff and their peers to support with the use of iPads.
We have a wide range of computing resources to engage pupils including programmable robots and drones; Lego WeDo 2.0; Skoog musical instruments; switch operated and remote control toys; and green screens.
New this year is a set of VR headsets to provide virtual learning experiences for children in a range of subjects.
The Computing Curriculum is designed to encourage independent use of technology; foster creativity; empower pupils through coding; and teach them to use technology safely and responsibly.
One big change to the curriculum this year is the greater focussed places on 'unplugged' activities to develop children's computational thinking and logical reasoning skills.
The Computing Curriculum for 2020-21 is available to download below: