During Key Stage 1 pupils explore computing and learn to use it confidently and with purpose to achieve specific outcomes. They start to use computing to develop their ideas and record their creative work. They become familiar with hardware and software.
At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, Computing helps to prepare children for an ever changing technological world. In our school we encourage our children to learn about computing using a variety of electronic equipment and applying these skills in purposeful situations. This can involve the use of computers and software, interactive whiteboards, IPads, programmable robots, digital cameras, electronic toys, a photocopier , a visualiser and a scanner.
Each classroom is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard that is regularly used to support teaching and learning and a number of computers that are fully networked and linked to the internet. The children enjoy the use of wireless laptops to enable all the class to access computing at the same time. Ipods are available in school and children are encouraged to use these regularly to support teaching and learning
All children are able to access Espresso which is a cross-curricular website for primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.
As well as learning about the use and function of devices, children at Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School learn about staying safe online. We learn strategies to keep our information private and how to report something we have seen that upsets us. We run successful parent workshops around E-Safety each academic year to strengthen the learning of the children. We work with the NSPCC and other agencies to offer these workshops