‘Pupils use information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance their learning competently. They make good use of digital technology for research across the curriculum. Pupils use digital resources effectively for presentations, supporting their mathematics and recording and editing drama performances. Pupils throughout the school are supported in developing their coding skills well.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)
Computing forms a large part of the curriculum at Laleham Lea and Pupils enjoy specialist Computing lessons each week from Year 1 through to Year 6 in our Computer Suite.
Our younger Pupils start by learning simple computing skills including mouse and keyboard operation before progressing to learn the basics of spreadsheets, presentation programmes and other practical applications for use in everyday life.
By the end of Year 6 Pupils are confident building their own web pages and using coding programmes including Scratch and Python.
Students have access to a large bank of iPads and Chrome Books which can be used in class to support and enrich their learning.
Our Computing Programme focuses on cross-curricular integration between Computing and other academic subjects. Year 4 recently created their own individual Web Pages on The Greeks to support their History topic.
From Reception pupils are given access to Mathlectics, an online Maths programme designed to support the National Curriculum and help children develop key Maths’ skills.
Our Junior Pupils use Atom Learning to help support and prepare them for the 11+ Grammar & Independent school examinations in Maths, English and Reasoning with homework set on the platform each week.
Laleham Lea actively supports the promotion of Internet Safety at school and at home and we work alongside Parents at our Curriculum Evening and through Newsletter updates to keep them informed about the best ways to keep Students safe online.
Student have ongoing dedicated e-safety computing lessons as well as additional themed e-safety lessons in support of Safer Internet Day.
For Safer Internet Day 2020 our Year 5 Pupils presented an engaging assembly on the topic, using role play to demonstrate how to deal with problems using the SMART online tips. Click here to see how the rest of the School got involved with Safer Internet Day 2020.