Technologies and Digital Learning

Technologies and Digital Learning are vital aspects of our curriculum and we want our children to confidently use their developing skills across their learning experiences.

At Skene Square, our children benefit from regular access to a range of technology through our whole school WiFi access. This includes utilising a suite of technology including laptops, Chromebooks and iPads. We also retain our computer suite with desktops to facilitate larger group learning activities. We aim to regularly review, update and adapt what we enable the children to learn with and through in the fast moving aspect of the curriculum. During 2019/20, we have been exploring Spheros and Microbits hardware for coding and some of our pupils have the opportunity to explore these further by attending our weekly Coding Club.

With regard to the curricular experiences and outcomes, concepts within Technologies are grouped within six key contexts:

· Technological development in society

· ICT to enhance learning

· Business Contexts

· Computing Science

· Food and Textiles

· Craft, design, engineering and graphics

As pupils enroll for Skene Square Primary School they are required to agree to our Acceptable Use Pupil Policy.

Nursery Digital Technologies.pdf

Nursery children

Primary 1 - 3 Digital Technologies.pdf

Primary 1 - 3 children

P4-7 DT AUPP.pdf

Primary 4 - 7 children

Children are also issued with an Education Google Account which enables children to access the wide range of apps within G:Suite. These apps will be used in school and can be accessed from home.

We aim to be at the forefront of using technologies to enhance learning, including through developing the ways in which our parents, carers and families can engage with this learning.

All of our pupils have access to Texthelp Read&Write both at school and at home through the extension on their Google Account.

Used daily by millions of students worldwide, Texthelp Read&Write is an award-winning literacy toolbar that helps reach every learner and realise their full potential.

Watch this video to find out more about TextHelp Read&Write.

At Skene Square, we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.