The 2014 curriculum has brought about more opportunities for using technology and communications media across the curriculum and is full of challenging, fun and relevant learning opportunities. Children are prepared for a rapidly changing world through the use of technology across all areas of their learning. At Jubilee, all classrooms are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard to give teachers and children the tools to be creative and confident technology users. We benefit from the use of a well-equipped computer suite, floor computers – turtles and roamers, IPADS, a class set of chromebooks, and a range of software to support teaching and learning in the subject. We teach Computing in discrete weekly sessions as well as accessing Computing resources and applying Computing skills widely throughout our learning.
In Reception and Key Stage 1, children are taught skills to use equipment and software confidently and purposefully to communicate and handle information, and to support their problem solving, recording and expressive skills. Children are taught to use technology safely and respectfully.
In Key Stage 2, children extend their use of the computing that they use for communication, investigation and programming and work to understand how to communicate safely. Children get stuck into the early stages of coding, learning to program and debug using simple algorithms.
We use a wide range of programs including in Key Stage 1; Busy Things, Espresso, and Scratch Junior, and in KS2: Scratch, Logo and Kodu. These programs foster the skills that the children need to be competent in the ever evolving world of technology.
We are lucky to have ambassadors across the school who help to drive Computing forward at Jubilee. Digital Leaders are a steering group of children who:
- Help to teach about and promote E-Safety and help adults develop our rules to help children stay safe when on the internet.
- Test new Computing resources, which could be websites, software or hardware.
- Share their skills and expertise with other pupils, classes and teachers through workshops and surgeries.
- Set up and maintain Computing equipment in classrooms for teachers.
- Support teachers and classes to use Computing in the classroom.