All pupils at Brookfield Junior School have the right to rich, deep learning experiences that balance and integrate all the aspects of computing. Technology plays such a significant role in society and we believe that ‘computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate, both effectively and safely, in this digital world.
In delivering a high-quality computing education, we strive to equip pupils with the skills necessary to navigate what is an amazing, albeit treacherous terrain, exploring their own creativity and giving them the essential tools to function in an ever-evolving world.
At Brookfield Junior School, we recognise that computing has deep, relevant links with all subjects. As a result, we have taken away the traditional ICT Suite (Which has provided us with a fantastic library space!), and instead work towards integrating computing approaches within the classroom. We have done this to simulate our own uses of technology in everyday work, providing contextual learning that takes place in a conducive learning environment. Examples of these can be seen in classwork inclusive of: Claymation animation of life-cycles, research and source-finding in history, vlogs for geography work on mountains).
We teach using a wide-range of technology including LearnPad Tablets, traditional mouse and keyboard computers and ipads, as well as using more traditional technology such as digital recorders, cameras, etc. In doing so, we hope to bring awareness to many aspects of computing and not solely those which are attached directly to screens.
Brookfield Junior School takes internet safety extremely seriously. We have an E- Safety and Acceptable Use of Technology Policy that provides guidance for teachers, parents and children about how to use the internet safely. Every year group participates in lessons on e-safety and children understand how to stay safe when using technology.
You may find the following links useful to help your child stay safe online at home:
We believe this is an easily accessible and effective way to educate children on the importance of coding and computers in our quickly changing modern world.
Please find the schemes of work below.