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ICT and Computing

 

  1. The computer science aspects of Computing are taught discretely through the Programming and Technology in our Lives threads of Somerset’s computing model.
  2. Key skills in information technology are developed through Multimedia and Handling Data threads and are integrated into learning in other curriculum areas.
  3. E-Safety is developed through PSHE and, together with the threads of Technology in our Lives and Multimedia, builds the skills and understanding of Digital Literacy.
  4. Opportunities for technology as a tool to support learning and teaching in all areas are identified in curriculum planning.
  5. Assessment of these component skills is inputted via Purple Mash - our curriculum tool.

 

Science 

 

We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in Science lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding. Sometimes we do this through whole-class teaching, while at other times we engage the children in an enquiry-based research activity. We encourage the children to ask, as well as answer, scientific questions. They have the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as statistics, graphs, pictures, and photographs. They use ICT in science lessons where it enhances their learning. Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in ‘real’ scientific activities, for example, researching a local environmental problem or carrying out a practical experiment and analysing the results.

 

We are working with the Worcestershire Biological Record Department on a Wildlife in Suckley Project, using our superb Wildlife Zone which was funded by Tesco Bags for Life Scheme.