2017 - 2018
Computing at Meadlands is exciting, engaging and ensures that all pupils are able to be creative with technology in an ever changing and increasingly connected world. We have weekly discrete Computing lessons, during these sessions pupils are taught the strands set out in the National Curriculum. I am very proud of our computing curriculum, which was created to utilise our Chrome Books, iPads and class set of cameras. The Chrome Books are also used across the curriculum; Year 6 making anti-smoking videos in PSHE, Year 3 using Google Docs to share research in topic and taking, uploading and editing photos of the school’s grounds during our Grounds Day.
The wonderful thing about Computing at Meadlands is that it is widely accessible to the wider world. Our work is based in the Cloud, and therefore offers a unique opportunity for children to access work within the school, and at home – receiving real-time feedback as they complete a task. Additionally, in order to show what wonderful programmers, debuggers and software developers we have at the school, we use our school blog where children can show off the brilliant work they produce .
Of course, our pupils’ online safety is a priority for the school, and a thorough and age relevant e-safety course is taught annually from Reception to Year 6. At the start of the year all pupils and parents are expected to sign an Acceptable Use Policy, which details how we expect our pupils to behave on the computers and internet. This needs to be signed before pupils are given access. A copy of this form can be found below along with our E-Safety Policy.
Computing at Meadlands consists of three strands: Computer Science, Information Technology, and Digital Literacy.
Computer Science - understanding the principles of computation and how digital systems work. At Meadlands this will be done through a combination of programming and ‘debugging’.
Information Technology – creating programs, blogs and other shared forms of media linked to the pupil’s topic of study.
Digital Literacy – becoming proficient at using a range of software and internet based programs so that the children are able to use them in a creative manner.
Below you can download Safer Internet Day 2018 Family Resources and Tips on Staying Safe on the Internet. For more information and advice on helping young people to stay safe online, please visit.
Examples of work
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Pupils in Year 6 made anti-smoking videos, this video won Cut Film's Best Costume Award.
Pupils in Year 3 used the internet to conduct research about the Amazon, they then shared their findings in a whole class Google Document.