Computing can stimulate and motivate pupils by enabling teachers to present information in interactive multimedia formats and enabling pupils' imaginations to bubble. The Internet is used to support the children’s learning whenever it is appropriate e.g. to research topic work or communicate using e-mail. All classrooms have desktop computers, along with interactive learning programmes such as Khan Academy and Bug Club, however Hever is in the process of developing its own Computing Suite in which each class will go for timetabled Computing lessons beginning (hopefully) in the new school year. In addition to this we have invested, with thanks to the Friends of Hever, in mobile technologies such as Ipads which are used in class to enhance the teaching and learning across the curriculum. All classes have interactive whiteboards. The school has a strict Internet Protocol so that pupils are able to use the Internet safely. The Kent Learning Zone enables our children to access the Internet via a secure server.
Computers and other technological aids are used throughout the school. ICT skills, including word-processing, data handling, modelling of information and the control of devices, are taught both formally and discretely as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum. Pupils learn to use a variety of software packages, which are appropriate both to a range of subjects and the different ages and abilities of the children; they are encouraged to communicate ideas and information in a variety of forms, where appropriate, using equipment and computer software to enhance their learning.
The National Curriculum:
The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
Overview for Year 1 & 2
Overview for Year 3 & 4
Overview for Year 5 & 6
To find out more about internet safety, please click on the links below:
For educational children's games, that will support your child's learning, please click the links below:
(logins, where necessary, can be acquired from your child's teacher)
Khan Maths - www.khanacademy.org
Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/heverpri
Internet Safety Games - http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary
A range of different learning games - http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/