Computing & e-Safety

Computing - The Oakmeadow Way

At Oakmeadow Primary School, we believe that computational thinking is vital in helping children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence, which will ultimately equip them to navigate life in this ever increasing technological 21st century.  We believe it is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and future which is their future.

We are fortunate at our school to have a wide range of technology to inspire, motivate and stimulate learning in all subjects alongside securing core and discrete computing skills.  Banks of iPads are available on a daily basis for children to access, as well as computers being present in all classrooms to support learning.  We also collaborate with local experts and advisers to create stimulating opportunities for our children, whilst ensuring that the use of systems and technology is carried out in a suitable, thoughtful, and above all, safe manner.

  • Mr Sam Ostermeyer

    Computing Coordinator

  • Mr Ian Hopwood

    Technician

This year we shall be delivering our computing curriculum foci of computer science and information technologies through the excellent teaching units provided by the National Centre for Computing Education and STEM learning.  Our teaching of digital literacy will be delivered using the resources from the document, Education for a Connected World and Project Evolve, which will be delivered regularly outside of hands-on computing lessons; this way we will keep the importance of eSafety and its influence on Children's health and wellbeing at the fore of what we do.
We work closely with Richard Smith of AmazingICT to develop coding opportunities in our school.  We have 40 microbits of our own to explore this in STEM subjects as well as in our computing curriculum.