Computing

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!

Online 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. We start each year by signing a class, Online Safety Agreement to ensure that we are always aware of the best ways to keep ourselves safe when we use technology.

Exciting times!

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Tue 16

Year 1 Trip to Swindon Fire Station

16 October @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 16

Year 5 & 6 Trip to Gurdwaras in Swindon

16 October @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Tue 16

Invited KS2 Forest School

16 October @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Wed 17

Year 3 ‘Wider Opportunities’

17 October @ 10:30 am
Wed 17

Year 3 Forest School

17 October @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Wed 17

Friends of St Michael’s School Meeting

17 October @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 18

Year 1 Forest School

18 October @ 1:00 pm
Thu 18

Shining Stars

18 October @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm