Manor Leas Junior Academy
Computing in schools, now more than ever, has been accelerated to the forefront of learning. Children are not only expected to use online learning games/platforms but also communicate with their teachers and peers. Here at Manor Leas Junior Academy we dedicate a full term at the start of the academic year to computer and internet safety with weekly discrete lessons which cover topics such as email, internet and software use. These lessons will cover information on using the internet responsibly and respectfully, identifying unacceptable behavior and reporting concerns.
We also have an exciting block of learning dedicated to the discrete teaching of coding. During these lessons the children will get to use a wide range of platforms to test their creative and problem solving skills. Resources such as Lego WeDo and Purple Mash give the children a chance to see their work put into action as they work.
Throughout the course of the academic year the children will also cover many other aspects of computing, such as: using spreadsheets, touch typing, graphing, animation and concept mapping. Within school we are fortunate to have over 120 iPads, 30 laptops and 15 desktop PC’s which are available to the children on a daily basis. Because of the resources we have at our disposal we can include computing lessons within other subjects such as Mathematics, Science, History and Geography.
We never stand still here at Manor Leas Junior Academy and our computing curriculum is no different. We strive to continually improve our computing curriculum, always keeping our children’s learning at the centre of what we do.