Computing is embedded in our everyday lives. At Treloweth, we know the importance of fostering our children’s passion and thirst for technology and so provide them with the skills and learning they need to become confident, capable and responsible users of a wide range of technological equipment.
Each week, pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 receive a dedicated Computing lesson where we develop skills tint the three aspects of the new computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.
We have a wireless network throughout the school which enables us to use mobile trollies with laptops for ‘in-class’ teaching of Computing. We have a full class set of laptops, allowing one pupil per computer and every classroom is fitted with an interactive touch screen whiteboard, providing a highly engaging way of teaching skills and concepts. We encourage the use of laptops in many areas of the curriculum and provide opportunities where the children can work together on a particular skill or projects linked to other subjects.
We continually upgrade both our hardware and software to ensure the children have access to high quality equipment which can be used across the curriculum. We have recently purchased a set of Learnpads and we are developing our teaching to incorporate their use into our learning.
Other resources that we have are Bee-Bots and Blue-Bots, webcams and dataloggers which are used to develop a variety of skills and enhance the learning experience within Computing and across the curriculum. Wherever possible, we use our strong links to local secondary schools to further enhance the curriculum and device experience.
A high priority for us is safeguarding children: 'e-safety' is taught to every pupil across the school and is reinforced throughout all of our Computing units.