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Hadrian Primary School

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Computing

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Intent

All pupils at Hadrian have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Hadrian Primary, we teach all three elements of computing: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practice and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.  

At Hadrian Primary School we value the contribution that ICT can make for the benefit of all pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.  Our aim is to provide an ICT rich environment which allows pupils to gain the confidence and ability to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

We have 3 aims that underpin our vision:

  • To develop the Computing skills of everyone in school so they are confident, safe and independent.
  • To provide interactive learning for adults and children through a range of current technologies.
  • To encourage independent learning for life.

Implementation

 

At Hadrian Primary School we believe that in order for our children to leave as 'Digital Leaders' then the teachers must lead by example. Teachers at Hadrian must complete CPD training on computing as well as becoming an Apple Teacher. We are proud to say that all teachers at Hadrian Primary are now Apple Teachers and are all capable of using iPads and technology equipment. By completing training on how to use computers, various equipment and iPads, teachers now feel confident in teaching the next generation of Digital Leaders. 

 

The computing co-ordinator also completes training with all staff on relevant APPs or new programmes such as Seesaw to ensure that staff are confident in their use of technology. 

 

At Hadrian Primary School, we follow a progression framework set out by South Tyneside to ensure that all of the children leave Hadrian with the skills in which they need for the future. This progression framework is then used to create a scheme of work for each year group which builds on the previous years' skills. This enables children to become advanced in the skills in computing across the three aspects of computing and it also enables teachers to build on prior knowledge. Children must master all of those skills in their year group in order to progress to the next stage - this enables us to keep high standards at Hadrian for computing. 

 

Here at Hadrian we also believe that computing can enhance our learning and teaching and so we try to use computing in as many subjects as possible. Not only do we ensure that our basic skills are paramount to our computing skills, but we ensure that we can, as teachers, enhance our teaching by using technology in all aspects of the curriculum. By allowing technology to be used across the curriculum, children can see the benefits of becoming computer literate for the future. By implementing computing this way we also enable the children to show how creative they can be (as this is a huge part of Hadrian School). Children may create a news report in English with the purpose being that they will make a real report using iMovie and perform their writing; children may explain how something works in science by creating a Spark Video and uploading this to our school website. Ultimately we are trying to implement computing not only into our computing lessons, but across every aspect of our curriculum at Hadrian and into every day life. 

 

To achieve our 3 aims we will:

 

  • Use ICT where appropriate to motivate and inspire pupils and raise standards across the curriculum.
  • Develop pupil’s computing skills, knowledge, understanding and capability through taught Computing lessons and to provide varied opportunities for pupils to apply and consolidate their computing capability across all curriculum contexts.
  • Assess ICT systematically with a focus on pupil’s skills and future targets.
  • Encourage learning out of school hours and promote links with parents and the wider community.
  • Use ICT to support all pupils to ensure they are able to reach their full potential, regardless of gender, disability or ethnicity.
  • Make children aware of inappropriate use of ICT and how to use it safely and responsibly.
  • Take responsibility as staff for our own continuing professional development in the Computing curriculum and ICT.
  • Ensure our ICT resources are up to date, easily accessible and sustainable.
  • Use creativity with technology in each and every aspect of the curriculum and life.

 

Impact

 

Our Computing curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. We use the South Tyneside Progression Framework in KS1 and KS2 to keep a track on children's learning. We can monitor which skills in all three elements of computing by highlighting the skills in which the children have mastered. This also enables us to plan in intervention or clubs to support those children who are not meeting the standards, but it can also inform us, as a school, who are the children which are excelling in computing and they can be pushed to the next stage and become our 'Hadrian Digital Leaders'.

 

In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:  
 

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes  
  • Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation; 
  • Children can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems; 
  • Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems; 
  • Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.  
  • Pupil discussions about their learning

 

By the end of their time at Hadrian, children should feel confident in using technology and should be able to keep themselves safe. Children will have a sound knowledge of up to date technology and how it can be used to enhance the curriculum and their learning. Children will ultimately leave Hadrian ready for the future. 

 

 

Education For a Connected World - At Hadrian E-Safety is very important and we make sure that we educate our children in school so that they are prepared online and when using technology equipment every day at school or at home. Here are some of our E-Safety Topics.

Education For a Connected World - At Hadrian E-Safety is very important and we make sure that we educate our children in school so that they are prepared online and when using technology equipment every day at school or at home. Here are some of our E-Safety Topics. 1

We are now one of the top 50 schools who are using technology!

We are now one of the top 50 schools who are using technology! 1

E-Safety Newsletter October 2019

All of our teachers are now Apple Teachers. This means you can expect lots of amazing activities using the iPads. We will be teaching the children how to use Apps such as: Spark Video, iMovie, Book Creator and Do Ink Green Screen.

All of our teachers are now Apple Teachers. This means you can expect lots of amazing activities using the iPads. We will be teaching the children how to use Apps such as: Spark Video, iMovie, Book Creator and Do Ink Green Screen.  1

Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.

Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  1
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  2
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  3
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  4
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  5
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  6
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  7
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  8
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  9
Here are some Apps which we use in our classrooms. You can even try them at home.  10

Spark Video App

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Here is one of our poems written and performed by one of our fabulous Y6 children. We were learning about Muhhamad Ali and we were inspired by his beliefs of freedom. We then tweeted this video to Muhammad Ali's daughter and she replied thanking us for our lovely work. We hope you enjoy it.

We love using our iPads and apps. Here are somethings we have created using them.

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Here we have news reports from Year 6 about the famous sinking of the Titanic. We have used iMovie and Do Ink Green Screen.
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Remember to stay safe online!

Remember to stay safe online! 1

Do you want to start programming at home?

 

These free apps are great for tablets

smiley Kodable

smiley Daisy the Dinosaur

smiley Cato's Hike

smiley Scratch JR (a start to programming for our Infant children)

smiley Hour of Code

 

If you have a computer or laptop with internet access you can get a free download of the programming software Scratch that we will be using in school at

http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4/

Highly addictive! Watch out Bill Gates!

 

 

 

 

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