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We have a fully equipped computing suite with enough machines for a whole class at any one time. Each class from reception upwards has a weekly session here taught by Miss Thomas, our specialist inĀ computing, while class teachers have their non-contact time. Children learn how to use the computers for different purposes. There is a focus on proper use of the keyboard with touch typing at the start of each lesson so that children learn to work quickly and accurately. With the increasing use of tablets and laptops at home we now also need to teach children how to use the mouse when they start school. Children learn to write their own computer programmes using Scratch and the mini robot BeeBots as well as how to use the computer as a tool in other subjects of the curriculum. As well as the computers linked to the whiteboard or large teaching screen in every classroom we also have two mobile sets of netbooks for additional computer use in older classes and iPads areĀ in use around the school. The teacher co-ordinating the computing curriculum through the school is Miss McInerney.

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