Computing at Hazel Slade Primary Academy
Our Computing Curriculum is taught from Foundation stage to Year 6 and children learn numerous skills. These skills are built upon year on year, until the end of year Key Stage 2 where children will emerge accomplished in many aspects of computing. Children in all key stages learn computer programming and coding, testing and debugging their apps as they go.
We have a variety of resources to support learning both in computing lessons and across the curriculum. We have a computing suite for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with PCs, laptops and iPad’s available. The computing suite is time tabled ensuring every class has the opportunity to work in the computer suite on a regular basis. Classrooms are resourced with interactive whiteboards, laptops and a teaching PC, all of which are used to enhance children’s learning. The school also makes use of shared resources such as iPad’s and laptops which can be used within lessons or as part of group work.
Lunchtime coding and animation clubs are open to children from Year 2 to Year 6 run by our school’s digital monitors.
Our Computing vision statement
Hazel Slade Primary Academy values the fundamental part that technology plays in the life of the school.
We will strive to keep children safe on line and provide them with the knowledge and tools to do so. We will also empower parents, carers and the wider community with up to date information regarding keeping children safe online. We recognize the unique contribution that e-learning makes to the motivation and effectiveness of learners in our school and the role that the school has in preparing pupils for their future by improving their knowledge and understanding of how technology is an aid to learning. The dual delivery of a computing curriculum and e-learning to support other curriculum areas will empower pupils to learn creatively through innovative and flexible provision, directed by a progressive and differentiated syllabus. We will use IT and computing to empower staff to work more efficiently, creatively and effectively to improve their teaching and the assessing of the pupils in their class. IT will be an integral communication tool within the school and to the wider community.