Computing is linked to maths, science and design and technology. Children at Elmtree are taught the principles of computer science where they investigate computation, how digital systems work and how to use this knowledge through programming. The aim is for children to express themselves in a digitally literate way. This includes understanding what algorithms are and how they work and having an awareness of how the internet works.
In Reception the children can use a variety of devices such as Remote Controlled vehicles, Bee-bots and Storyphones. They will begin to use programs such as Colour Magic where they can develop their skills of using a mouse and a keyboard to create a picture.
In Year 1 the children develop their programming skills by using digital software to move the Bee-bots in different directions. They will also be encouraged to further develop their writing skills using a variety of text based programs where they can change font, sizes, shape and colour.
Year 2 further develop their skills by using the Pro-Bots to record simple instructions and algorithms.
Children are given the opportunity to enhance their work by adding text, pictures and audio.
Children in all classes have access to computers and an interactive whiteboard in their classrooms and to the Computer Suite for all aspects of the curriculum including phonics, maths and reading.
All Reception and Key Stage 1 children are given an individual Purple Mash log in and are able to access this from home. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/elmtree
It is essential that the children know the importance of E-safety and keeping themselves safe on line. For more information about E-safety please visit:
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