At Stirchley, we recognise the changing digital world and we embrace these exciting technological advances through our broad computing curriculum. We realise the increasing importance of the digital world in our pupils’ lives and wish to embed the idea of a healthy balance. We endeavor to ensure our pupils use technology effectively to enhance communication, imagination and creativity. We work hard to prepare our pupils for the future through an innovative approach to using technology. We also aim to broaden their digital literacy and understanding of current computer programmes whilst instilling in them an exploratory learning style to allow them to utilise the growing array of technology available.
- Purple Mash - As a school, we have invested in the award-winning website Purple Mash to enhance our computing curriculum. This web-based platform allows children to consolidate their learning in a fun and creative way, whilst developing and building upon computing skills year on year. Additionally, children in every year group learn about the importance of e-safety to develop self-confidence and safety awareness when using online platforms, social media and computer games.
- Times Table Rockstars - We use TTRockstars from Years 2 - 6 to boost times table recall in an entertaining and engaging way.
- Education City - At Stirchley Primary School, we have invested in Education City for children to access interactive learning and games in English, Mathematics and Science. This is also used to set homework tasks.
- Google Classroom is a virtual classroom , where class teachers can set homework and communicate with the children. This online platform proved to be very useful during the recent National Lockdowns.
All of these websites can be accessed at home with your child's password.
The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access than ever before; however, using the Internet can also pose risks. Children and young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate/criminal content and behaviours than in the past. Unlike books, it is difficult to monitor every single site. Birmingham LA have installed a safety device, known as the ‘Fire Wall’ which monitors sites for unsuitable materials. At Stirchley Primary School, we ensure that our children are very aware of the dangers whilst using the internet, through discussion in whole school assemblies and during our weekly discrete computing sessions. It is also crucial that these safety measures are taken at home too. We encourage all parents and carers to take a active role in their child's digital activities ensuring that all digital content is age-appropriate.
Please click the following link to take you to the E-safety page for more information and links for support:
Please click on the icons below to take you to these useful websites. All log-in information will be shared with your child by their class teacher.
Useful Documents and Support: