Computing at Fordbridge
The Fordbridge Computing curriculum is designed to equip our pupils with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-advancing world of technology. Technology has a massive benefit on pupil progress when used across the curriculum and at Fordbridge we harness this potential to provide a rich and deep learning experience.
At Fordbridge, we have high levels of staff confidence and competence in the use of ICT. This allows high-level use both in Computing lessons and across the winder curriculum. Within Computing, pupil skills are developed progressively across the school - focussing on the four strands of the Curriculum. In Programming pupils develop a range of programs with increased challenge and depth as pupils move up the school, with pupils programming prototypes and robots in Key Stage 2. With researching and presenting information, pupils are taught to use common presentational software and consider formatting and presenting skills with an audience in mind. Pupils are taught about technology use within school and beyond, including computer networks. E-Safety is present across the school, with dedicated lessons to extend pupils’ knowledge of safe, responsible and respectful use of technology.
Fordbridge has invested heavily in ensuring that cutting-edge technology is always available for pupils across the curriculum. We have over 100 laptops available for pupils to use, enabling pupils to take ownership of their own learning through our enquiry-based approach. Touchscreen ‘flip’ laptops allow pupils to develop graphic design skills, including 3D modelling, while our set of VR headsets transport pupils to a world of possibilities across the curriculum: seeing the Earth from the edge of space, taking a trip through the great pyramid or standing inside Stonehenge during the Summer solstice.
Pupils leave Fordbridge with a wealth of positive learning experiences; a solid understanding of programming and use of technology that goes above and beyond the Curriculum; and the confidence to thrive in their exciting next steps at Secondary level.