All pupils will have access to a variety of IT equipment while progressing through the school. The main areas of work undertaken will fall into these categories:
- Programming (designing, writing and debugging programs).
- Finding things out (e.g. using the World Wide Web).
- Working towards specific goals (e.g. collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information).
Computers, digital cameras, logging equipment and projectors are all being used to enhance a wide variety of lessons. We have an ICT Suite with networked computers, an interactive whiteboard and digital projector. A whole class can use the suite at one time.
The children are encouraged to use the hardware and software purposefully and confidently, learning that technology is all around us and is more than just computers. Interactive whiteboards are also used in every classroom for work across the Curriculum.
If you would like to find out more about how we deliver Computing lessons at Yorkley, or find out about some of the activities that your child takes part in, please click on the presentation below:
We have new resources for our Computing and D&T curriculum!
CodeBug is a small (even wearable) interactive device that allows children to see physical results of coding in real time. The CodeBugs have a 5×5 array of red LEDs which supports text scrolling and simple animations. The coding is very similar to scratch and can be done online, before being downloaded and copied to the CodeBug through a USB connection, allowing children to practice their digital literacy skills, too.
Lego Education WeDo 2.0 is a set of Lego with lights and motors. It has a free companion app which connects via Bluetooth. Children can follow instructions to build models which gradually increase in complexity or use their creativity to create new machines. Like CodeBugs, the Lego WeDo uses coding similar but simpler to scratch, allowing younger children to access it.
You can see the children using the new resources in the images below:
INTERNET SAFETY – We have been learning about Internet Safety, and gave a Powerpoint Presentation to parents and the whole school.
You can view the script of our presentation here:SCRIPT – Class 5s presentation to Parents – Internet Safety – 2018