At Foxhills Junior School we use computers and new technologies as much as possible to enhance our curriculum and help children learn key skills. All classes have a dedicated computing lesson once a week with additional sessions as necessary to develop their skills further. Children have access to our bank of laptops and chrome books as well as a special Multimedia Suite that we are developing to build on the children’s creative computing skills to help them make their own movies, animations, compose music and more! We even have our own special green screen to help transport children directly into their films!
In line with the new National Curriculum, we have created our own scheme of work for computing. Children will learn progressive skills across a range of topics including coding and programming. There is also opportunity for them to develop and refine other computer life skills such as typing, word processing, data handling, creating and editing pictures etc.
Central to all of the work covered is how to use the Internet in an effective way including how to keep safe and how to protect our information. This year, we are pleased to be training 18 children across the school as Digital Leaders who will be responsible for helping to deliver online safety advice to their peers.