At Uplands, we follow the National Curriculum for all subjects. Technology is used in our lessons wherever possible. We have 45 laptops for class use, as well as 30 iPads. Additional laptops and iPads are made available for staff/class use.
As part of the Computing curriculum, children are taught how to:
All classes have SMART boards, as do group work rooms. The school also has 3 screens on wheels, totalling 13 screens across the school. Pupils are given supervised access to technology during lunchtimes, allowing for groups of children to extend their learning in their own personal projects, as well as projects for the school.
Internet access is wireless and set on two networks (visitors and staff) to ensure that data is protected. Uplands and the Forest Learning Alliance were awarded the Cyber Essentials certificate in October 2017 for our work to protect data and safeguard users.
A termly outline of each year group's Computing plans can be found in our Areas of Study section, and our policies relating to computing and e-safety can be found in our policies section. Our online safety page (under 'Teaching and Learning') may also provide additional information.
Below are photographs to share examples of our learning and educational links relating to computing and e-safety.