At Millfield, we try to integrate the use of computers and other digital technology into as many areas of the curriculum that we can. We were one of the first primary schools in the area to adopt interactive whiteboards and networked PCs and we intend to provide your children with the skills they need for the digital age.
We have upgraded our computing provision with laptops for all classes, access to tablet computers and have a managed wireless network to enable the children and staff to enhance their learning and teaching.
Within classes, we have a number of children who take on the role of 'Digital Leaders' and we are also proud to run a popular weekly after-school Code Club.
There are four main areas of study in the curriculum:
E-Safety - using web-enabled technology safely and where to seek support
Computer Science - algorithms, debugging, programming etc.
Use of Technology - how we can use digital technology, including web search technology
Digital Literacy - skills for using computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint etc.)
Each class has dedicated computing sessions where specific computer skills will be delivered. All other areas of the curriculum use digital technology where appropriate to enhance the children’s learning.
Children are expected to complete at least two computing projects per year which are assessed against a pre-agreed set of success criteria. This has an accepted level (expected) and a higher level (exceeding). Anyone not achieving is classed as emerging level.
A class record of what projects each year group does is kept and passed up to the new teacher so that unnecessary repetition is avoided.
E-Safety is a very high priority for us and all children are taught how to stay safe. Specific E-safety lessons take place at least once per term and are included as topics during weekly discussion groups.