The school has invested in mobile technologies, including iPads and laptops to serve as a tool in learning across the curriculum, as well as help develop pupil engagement and interest and computing skills in their own right.
The Rising Stars – “Switched on Computing” scheme is the main way that we teach Computing at GWPS. It links to most subject areas and encourages children to link ICT skills to other areas of learning. The children have the opportunity to use a wide range of software that develop a range of skills, such as:
- web design
- word processing
- video recording and editing
- video conferencing
E-safety is another important element of the Computing curriculum this is taught discretely and through other curriculum areas where appropriate. Each year we also mark Safer Internet Day by addressing current issues which are affecting children both in our school and also in the wider community.
The staff at GWPS are also brilliant at using technology creatively to engage children in all subject areas through using apps such as Creatures FX, Action Movie FX, Tellegami and Aurasma. Take a look to see ...
Using the Creatures FX app, teachers in Y1 were able to capture evidence of a dragon causing damage to the KS1 corridor! This caused great excitement across the whole school and the children in Year One produced some brilliant work linked to this discovery. Some children even decided that they should interview Miss Taylor as part of their role play in the 'News Room' and used iPads to record this.
Take a look at what we got up to when Google visited ...