Alton School



Article ImageOur aim is for the pupils to be digitally literate so that they can use, express, create and develop their ideas using information technology. They will create programs using their knowledge and apply this in other areas of the curriculum, such as mathematics, science and design and technology. The school mainly uses chromebooks, we have at least 4 class sets and each child has their own unique login to be able to acces ther work at home and at school.  We also have sets of ipads for the children to use. In addition to these, all pupils are well served with an interactive whiteboard in each of their classrooms.  The teaching of computing skills forms an integral part of our teaching across the whole curriculum. Pupils are taught computing skills both directly and discretely, through other subjects. We seek to enhance pupils' confidence and learning by developing their skills and encouraging them to use these skills widely. 

Children learn computer science through projects linked to their topics.  They use various programmes to produce media to communicate to other classes and schools, to design and create products, and to input and analyse data.

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We use a range of software and some of it can be downloaded for free! See links below:
Google SketchUp – make a 3D model of anything
Google Earth – explore anywhere in the world
Prezi – create a presentation
Weebly – design a website
Scratch – Programming
All children have a Google / Seesaw email address from which they can access home learning, as well as being able to access all the information and content from LGFL.

We are lucky enough to partner with the Battersea Power project which provides reconditioned laptops for children to use at home.  If you need a laptop for your child please ask at the office.