At Hazlegrove we are passionate about supporting children in becoming confident, creative and competent users of ICT and ensuring they become proficient and interested in the possibilities opened up to them by the development of computer science.
We aim to ensure our children are able to create and present work in a variety of forms and are able to use the internet safely to search for information to support their work in their academic subjects.
Embracing the rise in importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in education, we encourage computational and digital thinking from an early age. This way of thinking is developed through practical sessions in robotics, visual and text based programming and 3D Modelling.
There are many opportunities for using iPads to support work throughout the academic curriculum. Additionally, the children have use of the fixed-based resources of the computer room in the Lower School and the modern computer science teaching room complete with 3D Printer, 3D scanner and digital RotoCamm cutter.
We are very aware, however, that in a modern world children can experience an over use of electronic gadgets and screen time, so we take great steps to ensure that this technology is used in a proportionate and sensitive manner that embraces collaborative thinking and teamwork, and supports academic progress.
Whilst we are developing essential skills which are required not just in preparation for senior school but also for modern day life, we work closely with both Apple and Microsoft affiliated companies ensuring the children are confident in a multi-platform environment.
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