As computing is an increasing part of life today it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and challenging technological world. Computing at Parkside will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst developing motivation and social skills.
Our aim is to ensure that all pupils:
Can design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. We ensure that children are aware of the possible risks when using the internet by making e-safety a regular part of Computing lessons and through whole school assemblies and visits from outside agencies
Can select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content.
Understand computer networks, including the internet, and the opportuinities they offer for communication and collaboration.
The learning environment should contribute to the develoment of these skills and we will always endeavour to provide access to suitable, up to date equipment and emerging technologies. We have a refurbished computing suite with 30 computers and a teaching whiteboard. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and we have 3 class sets of I-pads.
At Parkside, we know how much children like to use technology to extend their learning!
In order to help them use their time wisely, the school have subscribed to some excellent resources that can be accessed at home.
Please use the links below to find the correct portal to log into.
After-school Minecraft Club
Mr Cossey has been running a Minecraft Club this year which has proved very successful and popular!
There is a cost to join this club and it will be open to different year groups throughout the school year. Mr Cossey will keep the children informed about whose turn it is each term.
Top Marks for maths is very popular and fun! There is a huge range of maths games that are suitable for every ability.
Perhaps our favourite game is 'Hit The Button' which is perfect for sharpening key-fact skills.
At Parkside, we take Online safety very seriously and want every child to be able to access the fabulous resource that is the World Wide Web safely and responsibly.
Please click the link below to visit our dedicated Online Safety page.