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Computing

Comberton Primary School aims to ensure our computing curriculum:

  • incorporates all elements of the new curriculum;
  • is reflective of the modern world of technology;
  • improves and broadens children's attainment and progress with technology;
  • is viewed and used with the benefits of its cross curricular application;
  • provides a range of hardware and software;
  • allows flexibility for our class teaching.

 


We break our teaching of computing across 8 strands:

  1. Control and Organisation - This includes typing skills, organisation of files and folders, saving and editing work etc.
  2. Text and Presentation - Word processing, multimedia presentations, publishing - all with lots of cross curricular usage. 
  3. Images, Video and Animation - Painting, manipulating images, repeating patterns, physical animation, programmed animation, photo editing, movie making etc. 
  4. Sound - Composing music on a computer, editing sound files and creating podcasts.
  5. Electronic Communication - Email, blogging, podcasts & video conferencing. 
  6. The Internet - Exploring webpages, conducting effective searches, safety online, website design etc. 
  7. Data Input and Handling - Branching databases, databases, data logging, graphs, spreadsheets etc.
  8. Programming and Computational Thinking - Programmable toys, computer game design, simulations, animation, problem solving, writing algorithms within these and other pieces of software. 


As a school, we are well resourced with computing equipment, with: an ICT suite of 30 desktops, 60 netbooks, 30 laptops, 10 iPads and a range of smaller resources such as cameras, dictaphones and toys.  

E-Learning

 

In school we subscribe to access several online learning facilities. Using these helps the children learn in a fun and engaging manner, we can also use software and activities within them to enhance our topics. Read below to find out what E-Learning platforms we have available and how to access them. The children will be provided with login details, if you wish to access these sites at home and the children have forgotten their passwords, please see their class teacher.
 
The Worcester Learning Gateway - will give your child access to some fantastic online learning platforms, such as Education City and Purple Mash. These educational programs offer lots of games and activities to help your children learn and can be accessed at any time https://www.networcs.net/
 

Education City - This provides a wide variety of maths and literacy games linked to the national curriculum. We can also use this programme to set the children homework and track, as a teacher, what they completed and how they did. There are sections for children of all ages to enjoy! Access this through the Worcester Learning Gateway, or on tablets by downloading the Puffin Academy app.

 

Abacus Active Learn - To deliver numeracy in school we utilise the Abacus resources and as part of that we have access to an online selection of games that the children can access. Class teachers have provided the children with their login details.

 

Oxford Owl - In school we use this to access online resources for delivering our school spelling programme - Read, Write Inc Spellings and with downloadable e-books that can be accessed at home:  www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

 

Tablet Access - In order to be able to access Education City, Purple Mash & Abacus Online, you need to download the Puffin Academy app onto your device. The children should be able to click on the link to the required site from there and use their normal login details.

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