Computing

The Computing Resources available across the school are extensive. Supported by a state-of-the-art Windows 10 network, staff and pupils have access to two bookable Computer Teaching Rooms and a host of curriculum supporting software. All Classrooms have a SMART interactive whiteboards.

Computing is taught in its own purpose built room in the Bickley Building. The 20 machines are loaded with a large variety of software, from movie editing programs to animation and game creation software. In addition pupils in the pre-prep have access to 30 mini iPads and all pupils under the 1:1 programme in Years 6 to 8 are issued with their own Chromebook device.

The Computing Curriculum has been radically changed in recent years to reflect the breathtaking pace of the IT industry. From an early age pupils are taught how to safely use email, create documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. They are encouraged to use music making and animation tools to tell stories and adventures. The children create podcasts, edit videos, create websites and are taught useful information retrieval skills to use with Google. Programming is also taught using block coding and at senior school using the Python language. The final area covered by Computing is control: the children are taught how to create instructions for machines to carry out and how to operate tools like digital cameras.

 

Upcoming Events

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April 23 2019 • All day

Staff INSET Day

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April 23 2019 • 14:00 - 16:00

Pre-Season Boys’ Cricket Trials for Years 7&8

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April 23 2019 • 14:00 - 16:00

Years 5&6 Drama Club – Full Rehearsal

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April 24 2019 • All day

TERM BEGINS

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April 24 2019 • 09:00 - 09:00

Year 5 depart to ‘Conkers’, National Forest

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April 24 2019 • 16:20 - 16:20

Clubs, Activities, Prep and Team Practices commence

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