Using computers is an integral part of children’s education. Becoming a confident user of technology is an essential skill for their future. At Copp we aim to ensure that children get first class opportunities using the latest equipment. Every class has an interactive whiteboard that makes teaching and learning a really exciting experience. We have an up-to-date ICT suite where the children have computing lessons and cross curricular lessons. We are currently introducing Ipads across the school to ensure that the children have the necessary skills to compete and progress in the ‘real world’. At school we have a secure wireless network that enables children to make appropriate use of the Internet and we aim to teach the children how to use the Internet safely and wisely. We teach a broad ICT curriculum to ensure that our children have the skills that they need to live in the 21st century.
'Coding' was added to the National Curriculum for 2014 for children in KS1, KS2 and for high school children. It is becoming an imperative part of computing education and this part of the website will be updated regularly with links to games, resources and information about coding. As coding is a new development for all schools the teaching staff, children and parents will all have to learn about coding together!
Copp School will soon be sending out homework for children (and parents) with tasks to complete at home.
Here are a selection of coding websites:-
Barclay's Playground: http://barclayscodeplayground.co.uk/
BBC Coding http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zykx6sg#zyydwmn
Frozen Coding: http://studio.code.org/s/frozen/stage/1/puzzle/1
Angry Birds Coding: http://studio.code.org/hoc/2
Computational Thinking http://games.thinkingmyself.com/