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Somerset Bridge

Primary School

Dedicated to Excellence Through Learning Together

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Winner - Eileen Brown 98.8%, Nazneen Ahmed Pathak 99.2%
Somerset Bridge Primary School, Stockmoor Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AH
01278 422100
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Somerset Bridge Values
Aspire to be the best we can in our behaviour, our learning and our hopes and dreams.
Brave to challenge ourselves and take risks so that we achieve the best we can.
Care for our school environment, so that we maintain a safe, sustainable and healthy community and set an example for life choices both within and outside of school.
Collaborate with all members of the community – pupils, parents, staff, governors, neighbouring schools and organisations in the local area - ensuring that all contributions are encouraged and valued.

Computing

Intent: In Computing, we intend to help and support our learners to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  Technology is everywhere and will play a fundamental part in our pupil’s lives. There is always a choice to be made when we use technology and as a school, we recognise that the best prevention for issues is through education. Therefore, we want to model and educate them on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want to empower them to be active participants in our digital world and will equip them to be digital citizens, digital creators, digital communicators and digital investigators.

Implementation:

We have adapted the ELIM Wessex Model Curriculum for our school and teach the curriculum through 4 skill areas:

  • Digital Investigators - who can develop ideas.
  • Digital Citizens – who are safe and responsible.
  • Digital Creators – who are logical and creative.
  • Digital Communicators – who are digitally literate.

These skills are then taught through 5 areas identified from the KS1 and KS2 Computing Programme of Study.

  • Programming – building computation thinking through a range of experiences.
  • Technology in our Lives – increasing understanding and use of technology.
  • Multimedia – experiencing a richness of opportunities.
  • Handling Data – developing the context of other learning.
  • Online Safety – using ActivBytes to increase responsibility through active and ongoing learning.

Children have access to a range of devices as they move through the school:

  • Microsoft Laptops
  • Google Chromebooks
  • Apple IPads.

Children will also use LEGO Mindstorm Robots and Beebots to enrich their experience of the Programming element. There is also opportunity for them to apply Computing across the curriculum, using weather sensor equipment, sound sensors and external devices such as printers and cameras.

Children play a key role in developing and learning Online Safety at Somerset Bridge. They elect representatives for their class through the E Cadet scheme; these children then learn and feedback key ideas by delivering class lessons and assemblies to their peers.  

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