At Purbrook Junior School, we recognise that technology plays a huge part in modern life and will only become more integral as our children grow up. We appreciate that our children’s access to technology outside of school varies widely and we therefore aim to equip every child to confidently use all forms of technology as well as developing a solid understanding of how computers work. Furthermore, we aim to develop children’s perception of technology as a tool for learning, innovation and discovery. Our curriculum aims to embed technology throughout all subjects and allow every pupil hands-on experience of a variety of hardware and software. Children have the opportunity to use technology to enhance their learning in all subjects as well as learn Computer Science discreetly. Ultimately, children should leave Purbrook as confident, able and responsible Digital Citizens.
The Purbrook Junior School Curriculum is largely focused around 3 key areas:
- Computer Science: understanding how computers work
- Digital Literacy: how to use computers effectively and safely
- Information technology : what computers can do
We are equipped with two trolleys containing a total of 32 iPads, seven trolleys consisting a total of 124 laptops and eight virtual reality (VR) headsets. These are shared across our four year groups.
Our current Computing leader is: Mr S Gibbs