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It’s not that we use technology, we live technology.” – Godfrey Regg

At Orchid Vale, we want pupils to be masters of technology. Technology all around us in our day to day lives and because of this, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not just consumers of digital media and technology, and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this.

We also recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways, including improving accessibility options for all learners. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and creativity, using apps, websites and programmes that they will face in their day to day lives.

What Our Pupils Think

"Computing is one of my favourite subjects as we get to use tools like Scratch."

"I enjoy computing as we have a wide variety of coding apps/websites that we can use and all of them are really useful. I also personally think that the computing at school that we did has prepared some of us for home learning." 

"I have liked using the iPads more and now I play on some of the apps at home too. I loved making an eBook with my friends"

What does Computing lead to?

Computers and digital media are now an integral part of our day to day lives. Supporting your child and their learning about the world of Computing leads to many different career paths.

Designer - Medical Technician - Videographer - Editor - Production Manager - Software Engineer - Web Designer - Social Media - Game Designer - Cybersecurity Technician - App Creator -

Computing at Home

If your child has an interest in Computing, they may enjoy using these websites and applications to practise their skills.

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