The school uses Switched On Computing developed by Risings Stars and Purple Mash in order to teach the National Curriculum for Computing.
The children at George Tomlinson enjoy daily access to technologies such as iPads, computers and laptops to support their learning. Our school has invested a great deal of resources into technology over recent years to ensure that all children have the opportunity to become ‘digital natives’ during their time at George Tomlinson.
Our computing curriculum focuses on a wide-range of learning outcomes such as ‘coding’ programs and games, creating multimedia presentations, ‘app’ design and marketing, web-based ‘wikis’, digital communication and hardware/software interaction. Students at George Tomlinson thoroughly enjoy and challenge themselves with the use of technology in the school, not just in computing, but across all key learning areas.
Recent purchases of new iPads have given students regular access to technology to enhance their learning. Our iPads are equipped with a wide range of subject-specific apps that are used to support daily teaching across the entire National Curriculum.
Students across the school are also being introduced to the concept of ‘Coding’ through the use of the ‘Scratch’ coding applications on laptops and iPads. Our pupils have created some interesting, creative and exciting games and programs from this unit of work.