Computer Science

 

Pupils at Garfield are extremely lucky to have access to a brand new state or art computer suite in the new building! 

 

All pupils from years 1 to 6 have access to this suite for a dedicated hour lesson with our specialist Computer Science teacher Miss Pawson. 

The pupils have access to the suite one lunchtime a week to complete their Math homework on the computers, this is supported again by Miss Pawson and Mr Assim.

There are 2 Computer Science clubs ran termly each allowing 20 pupils in each from KS1 and KS2  to take part in, the topics of the club change termly depending on the year group. Clubs that we have ran and are now running consist of:

                                                         – Code Club

                                                         -Hour of Code Minecraft

                                                         -Hour of Code Pixel

                                                         -Garfield E-paper

                                                         – Micro-bit Club

Each pupil has their own computer space  and their own username and password to use in lesson. They all have accessible links to websites that we use in cross curricular and computer curricular too.

We have a range of software that supports learning, with the main Office software being  Microsoft (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Publisher). We also use Purple Mash which has lots of fantastic creative and educational applications on it, these software’s are used from Reception through to year 6 in any subject.

In Computer Science children from year 1 are now learning how to program applications from 2Simple program, Beebots and Bluebots, learning simple programing words for example, forward, backwards, left, right, start and stop.

KS2  are programming sprites on Scratch. Creating websites by  learning the basics of HTML using Thimble. Programming robots on Lightbot. Designing, creating and programming 3D worlds using Kodu. 

 

10 pupils every year get to go on a computer science trip to the BETT show at the ExCel centre to visit and meet the makers of Minecraft, Kodu and many more!!

 

 

 

 

 

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