Computing - Whyteleafe School
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20/07/18

Such an impressive winner of the Whyteleafe Sports Award 2018 https://t.co/gE6NGGCRep

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20/07/18

A love of problem solving and support for others in mathematics. This year’s Maths Award. https://t.co/1cbQ3Cye28

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20/07/18

Exceptional flair for writing shown by our literacy award winner. https://t.co/ARUzEgW6Is

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20/07/18

Excellent attitude to sport from this year’s 2018 netball trophy winner. https://t.co/WxkfoV0Kmc

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20/07/18

We have enjoyed so many performances over the years from our 2018 Music Award winner presented by https://t.co/Wp1QU7y69m

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20/07/18

The winner of this year’s languages award was very happy to receive the trophy. https://t.co/H3GtY9R8BY

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20/07/18

A very well deserved friendship award voted by all of the children in year 6 https://t.co/sfeAQyiomt

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20/07/18

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Looking forward to this photo being worth a lot of money in a few years time when these 2 are gracing the premier league https://t.co/zyRtxSFLvs

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20/07/18

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A well deserved recipient of the ICT award https://t.co/Ix7rxoACLj

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20/07/18

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Have a great holiday 4H! You’ve been a super class to have and I’m very proud of you all! Watch out , they’re coming for you! X

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20/07/18

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Wishing all of Year 6 the best of luck in your new schools. You were my first year group at this school and you’ll always have a special place in my heart. Stay in touch! I want to hear about all of your successes! X

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18/07/18

Tell us how YOU have helped to reduce the use of plastics lately. https://t.co/YbARw3Ay3v

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18/07/18

we're trying to do our bit and spread the message on reducing the use of plastics! https://t.co/YbARw3Ay3v

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18/07/18

Check out our amazing assembly on reducing plastic usage to help protect the environment! https://t.co/YbARw3Ay3v

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18/07/18

School council held an assembly on plastic in the environment. Members produced a ppt, made props, rehearsed it and performed it to KS1. They did a fantastic job and put together a strong message about recycling plastic and reducing packaging in supermarkets. https://t.co/f0mjkQLSQR

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16/07/18

Fantastic show and tell from 1N. We were able to talk about enlargement. This man was 40 times bigger than the traditional Lego man. https://t.co/n4MSAMJJf2

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13/07/18

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Well done to Red Reception and Blue Reception for taking part in a fantastic It was wonderful to see so many children smiling as they took part.

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13/07/18

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Delighted to receive the first Whyteleafe honey this morning made by our very own bees 🐝 https://t.co/ZtztwC4aoK

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12/07/18

Our summer music concert has begun, showcasing our amazingly talented pupils https://t.co/mUb3iw9bLH

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11/07/18

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Honey production in full swing https://t.co/sBQnLUl5GY

Computing

At Whyteleafe our vision is for teachers and pupils to be confident users of technology so that we can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable us to develop a curiosity for learning and inspire creativity.  Throughout the different year groups, children at Whyteleafe become autonomous, independent users of technology who gain confidence and enjoyment from their activities.  We use a range of devices, including iPads and Chromebooks, and ensure that technology is a tool to support teaching and learning across the whole curriculum.  We also aim to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities, using voice typing, specialist software packages such as Clicker and 1:1 laptops.

E-safety

We hold regular assemblies informing and updating our already knowledgeable children on the benefits as well as dangers of using the internet.  Our Digital Leaders are our E-safety Champions who actively promote and encourage others to be respectful and kind online.  Recently we received our 360 Degree Certificate of Commitment as the first part to gaining the full 360 Degree online safety accreditation (https://360safe.org.uk/Accreditation).

Computing

The teaching of computing at Whyteleafe goes from strength to strength.  In EYFS and KS1 we use Code-a-pillars and Scratch Junior to help children learn about algorithms and how computers work; in KS2 we use Scratch as well as Turtle Academy and Python to help deepen our understanding of how to write a computer program.  The enthusiasm shown by the children is evident in lessons.

Across the curriculum

Our children are digitally literate, using devices to help with learning across all subjects.  We are moving towards becoming a ‘Google school’ with all KS2 children and staff using Google Drive and apps, and are looking forward to our teachers becoming Google Certified in the near future. 

Clubs

At Whyteleafe we run 2 lunchtime and 2 after school computing clubs.  In the Year 2 Scratch Junior club, the children enjoy using Scratch Junior to create interactive and fun animations.  At the KS2 Code Club the children are able to use Scratch or Turtle Academy to create games and animations, helping each other and sharing their skills across different year groups and classes.  We are an official host of Code Club https://www.codeclub.org.uk.