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Computing

The use of technology has become a key skill in our rapidly changing world.  At By Brook we teach children specific computer skills which are then used to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.

The Reception class and Key Stage 1 classes have access to 'Fizzbooks', these are mini-laptops that have a variety of programs on including 2Paint, 2CreateAStory and 2Type. Key Stage 2 classes have access to laptops with programs including Microsoft Office, Scratch and access to filtered internet services. New for 2017 are our two iPad trolleys that contain 30 iPads. These have a variety of apps that support learning in Maths, Geography, English, Music and Coding. They also have access to filtered internet services. 

Children are taught safe use of the internet and are protected through a security system which prevents access to inappropriate sites.  Alongside computer work children are also taught to use programmable robots, digital still and video cameras and tape recorders.  These are then used appropriately to record and demonstrate learning across the curriculum.

All classrooms and school hall are equipped with an interactive white board and visualiser.