At Buckland Newton the children are given lots of opportunities to use modern technology. They can find themselves practising their times tables on an app or using PowerPoint to present their ideas in a parent assembly. They have recorded themselves in P.E. in order to evaluate their performance and have created video adverts to promote anti bullying. As you will see, the Government’s programme of study asks that children should be taught to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. This is something that the Year 3 and 4 children have already done by using Logo. This year the Year 5 and 6 children have taken their debugging skills a stage further by using a program called Scratch.

Our school takes E-Safety very seriously and staff are always reminding the children of the need to use modern technology in a safe and secure way. The E-Safety button below links to pages on latest advice on good practice.

Click the links below to see how the children at Buckland Newton are engaging with the curriculum for Computing.

This government issued document outlines the aims and subject content for children in both KS1 and KS2.
Top tip for 3 to 7 year olds
Top tips for 7-11 year olds
Click to find out more about E-Safety.