The school is well stocked with computers and each class is connected to the Internet. The skills of Computing are taught in accordance with National guidelines and Computing is used in all subjects. We have a Computing suite of 30 workstations for students' use with a broadband Internet connection, which is used by the whole school.
Each class is equipped with a brand new interactive whiteboard, speakers, iPad, with some having access to an electronic visualiser. These are embedded as part of the children's learning and children love using our resources for information and communication technology. The brand new whiteboards give teachers new ways of displaying content to the class, so Computing can be taught and demonstrated not only in its own independent lesson but across all areas of the curriculum, from Maths and English to PE and Art.
The new 'Computing' curriculum allows us to embed the use of technology and application of skills across the broader curriculum and help further the technological life skills that are essential for the future. We have recently bought in a class set of BBC Micro:Bits to help teach the new coding part of the curriculum. They are a fun and interactive way in which to learn how to code.
At Thorpe Lea Primary School we are passionate about educating children about E-Safety. Teachers embed internet safety into their curriculum and parents are encouraged to attend E-Safety workshops. For more ideas on how to keep your child safe online visit our E-Safety page.