Computing Vision Statement


We believe that the use of Computing encourages pupils and staff to become active and independent learners, who collaborate, plan, analyse and solve problems, communicate more effectively with each other and the wider local, national and global communities of which we are a part of.  It encourages the development of skills to use the new technologies we will inevitably encounter in daily life.

We envisage our school as an environment where the use of ICT is an integral part of our everyday teaching, learning and administration.  We aim to provide our staff with the skills to allow them to gain the benefits of new technologies so that they can impact positively on learning outcomes for all pupils through the planned curriculum.

Websites to support Computing at home

Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing

Learn keyboard familiarity and finger positioning as you work your way through 12 different typing lessons. Animated characters and dances are triggered by your very own ten fingers.

 

BBC Computing 

A fantastic resource about programming/coding from the BBC.

 

Shaun's Game Academy

Get game creating with Shaun the Sheep. Parental permission needed.

 

Lightbot

A fun introduction to the concept of programming.

 

BotLogic

A fun site with programming challenges which get more complex as they're completed.

 

CODE.org

A collection of online resources to encourage coding/programming. Lots of fun activities here.

 

Nickelodeon code

Lots of coding fun to be had here with your favourite Nickelodeon characters.

 

CodeCombat

If you want to learn to program, you need to write (a lot of) code. CodeCombat is a fun way to learn.

 

Rapid Router

A block based series of programming challenges to get those groceries delivered. Developed by Ocado.

 

Scratch

Scratch is a fantastic free resource designed to teach the basics of programming.

 

Gameblox

Gameblox is a game editor that uses a blocks based programming language to make games.

 

Blockly

A block-based programming environment similar to Scratch.

 

Kodu

A game orientated visual programming environment. Quite intensive on graphics.

 

Ready

A Unity-based game creation platform for the more advanced coders amongst you.

 

Kidsrugby

KidsRuby makes it fun and easy to learn how to program.

 

Robozzle

Use your logic and program your robot to collect the stars. Starts easy and becomes challenging.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 


st gilberts membership logos