The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the national curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. At ARK Blacklands Primary Academy we recognise that pupils are entitled to a quality and structured, progressive approach to learning to enable them to develop high level skills needed throughout their later life.
This year we have used our 60 new laptops with touchscreens to deliver an exciting computing curriculum in years 1-6 on DBPrimary.
The scheme of work provides pupils the opportunity to develop IT skills that we use in everyday life and now to code/program things such as games, which prepares children for an ever-personalised ‘E-world’.
Children can even access the website at home by following this link and entering their username and password!
We recognised just how good some children in year 5 are at computing, so we have made them computing ambassadors that help other classes with their computing lessons throughout the school; this will be expanded next year with more year fives taking on the role.