How we teach Computing
At Sherbrook Primary School, Computing and ICT is taught in a variety of ways.
Children have the opportunity to use a wide range of equipment. The school has purchased for the use of computing
- Interactive White Boards
- Tough Books
- Tough Cams
- Recording Devices
- Other roamer devices
- Omi White Room
- Omi Dark Room
All children have the opportunity to experience these devices in an age appropriate manner. Teaching staff use the New National Curriculum for Computing as the basis for the teaching of this subject within the school and assessment is completed through the Solar Assessment Tool.
Before any learning of technology commences in any classroom, staff undertake a Risk Assessment of appropriateness of the use of technology for their class grouping. Before each lesson commences staff remind children of the responsible use of technology and are constantly vigilant as to the sites that are being used, ensuring they are appropriate for the grouping.
In Green Phase, children will be allowed to explore technology and use it for cause and effect activities. They will undertake moving objects physically and on a screen device.
In Red Phase children should Move on from previous learning, to understand more complex devices using input and output, saving work, taking pictures and using technology for research.
In Blue Phase children should move on more advance use of technology including basic computer coding activities.