Forestdale Primary School

Computing In Action 

 “There may be obstacles, but there are no limits. Mark Dean

At Forestdale, we strive to give our children skills to thrive in the ever changing technological world and technical knowledge. Our pupils are entitled to quality software and hardware and a structured and progressive approach to the learning of the skills needed to enable them to use it effectively.
Our up to date curriculum includes designing and writing programmes all the way through to explaining how a simple algorithm works. We provide many opportunities for learners to collaborate and communicate through online technologies. Our up to date curriculum includes designing and writing programmes all the way through to explaining how a simple algorithm works. We provide many opportunities for learners to collaborate and communicate through online technologies.

 

 

Providing one computer for each child in the class provides the opportunity for children to acquire independence and competence, which can be applied across the whole curriculum.

 

 

 Children also learn how to best use the internet for learning, whilst also keeping themselves safe. Our aim is to create users of technology which are highly skilled as well as digitally literate.

 

We have a class set of tablets to further enhance learning. They provide learning opportunities that would not ordinarily be possible. Apps are carefully selected and downloaded to best help children move forward in different subject areas. Children can learn from educational applications or can even record their own explanations for other children to learn from.