Computing

Computing is at the very heart of day to day learning at St Michael’s.

We understand the huge role that technology is already playing within the life of a 21st century learner and aim to compliment and challenge this in school life. We use range of technologies across the school which extend from children in Reception programming robots to discover treasure, to Year 6 children using sound and video editing software to create their own highly polished movies or even coding their own computer games. In addition to this, every classroom has an interactive whiteboard, wireless internet and Apple TV, so children can engage with technology at every opportunity.

The school has a set of iPads which are packed with exciting Apps which are not only used to teach the computing curriculum but also to enrich other areas of the curriculum.

To compliment this further, each classroom (even the hall) has Apple TV which enable the children to share and display their work to the class without having to leave their seat!

E-safety is at the top of our agenda at St Michael’s. We are proud to say that it weaves its way through the computing curriculum enabling children to become safe, well informed and responsible users of technology. Furthermore, we have a yearly visit from One Day Creative (a drama group) who help the children to further understand an element of e-safety – this year being how to be responsible for your ‘digital footprint’.

Exciting times!

St. Michael’s C of E (Aided) School, Aldbourne