At Brooklands we know how important it is for our children to develop their learning in an engaging way and build skills relevant for their future learning in addition to long-term life skills. Computing features heavily in our day-to-day lives and with this in mind, in addition to leading approaches to outdoor learning at Brooklands we are also committed to making the most of advances in technology, both in and out of the classroom.
Brooklands has made considerable investment in resources over recent years resulting in high-speed internet and wireless network capability across the school enabling both teachers and our children to use a range of devices to research, create, connect and share, developing both their digital literacy and computing skills.
Each class has interactive whiteboards, and we are able to deliver a computing curriculum that harnesses technology across the curriculum using iPads and touchscreen laptops. Technology skills are developed in all year groups throughout the school from Early Years onwards, with everything from remote-control toys, Bee-bots, walkie-talkies and digital cameras, through to electrical items such as bread makers, smoothie makers and sewing machines.
Our computing provision also extends outside of school, through access to online subscriptions for Mathletics, Purple Mash, Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rock Stars.
Teachers also use ClassDojo to share text, photo and video updates on your child’s learning within class and keep you informed of what is going on within school, giving you an exciting insight into your child's learning in action as it happens.
Brooklands also routinely focusses on online safety and holds an annual Safer Internet Day to raise awareness of potential issues and highlight areas to help our children and support our parents.