Autumn Term Review
Strong use of cross-curricular activities in most classes, with a clear understanding of how to stay safe online. Nearly all children are able to identify ways of how to stay safe online and can understand the concept of cyberbullying.
All classes have undertaken a range of activities using: giglets, reading eggs, ‘explain everything’ and maths apps.
The 3 visit, in digital literacy week, provided opportunities for all the children to develop coding skills, something the children would like to learn more about.
In all classes there is evidence of cross curricular links, with topic-based lessons that develop skills across a variety of platforms. Nearly all children have displayed a very strong understanding of digital citizenship themes – highlighting the importance of strong passwords, what SPAM emails are and how to stay safe online.
All classes have used a variety of platforms to enhance skills. All classes have used Playlists and/or PowerPoint to create and communicate ideas; whilst the majority of classes have looked at spreadsheets, databases and coding. All classes have used giglets and nearly all have accessed reading eggs as literacy tools.
The 3 visit, in digital literacy week, provided all classes with the opportunities to work on a variety of iPad applications including: iMovie, stop motion and garage band platforms, with the minority of classes building on the visit, whilst others are planning on incorporating the apps into future sessions.
In all classes, the science standardisation requirements have been adhered to, at a good standard – with a good level of progression shown throughout the school.
In KS2, many classes have adopted an alternative style of planning - based on the Karen Mills training – which enables children to access higher levels with the assistance of more focused activities. In half of the KS2 classes, science planning boards have been set up to aid learner understanding and independence.