Languages and computing
How we teach Languages
All pupils at Collingwood will learn some basic words in French and other languages spoken by staff and pupils e.g. taking the register, colours and numbers etc.
Children in KS2 are taught French weekly by both our staff and/or those from the local secondary school and through a range of online resources including “Rigolo”. This includes the 4 strands of listening, speaking, reading and writing to prepare children well for the secondary school curriculum. Lessons are fun and interactive and develop children’s confidence in experimenting with new vocabulary in a different language.
Information about your KS2 child's learning in languages this term can be found in their "Supporting Learning Book" which should be kept in their book bag or on their class page on this website.
What we teach in languages
How we teach Computing
Our aim is for all children to be efficient users of technologies as tools for learning. Computers including Chromebooks, Ipads and Laptops are used to enhance learning across the curriculum as well as being taught as a discrete subject. Children are taught to code and debug (writing and fixing algorithms for computers) from a young age using programmable beebots, apps and programs like Scratch and Scratch Jnr. which can be accessed at home. In this ever changing world, we are constantly changing how we teach children to use the internet safely and responsibly exploring issues through discussion and with the help and support of professionals and experts who we invite into school. Support and advice for parents on “e-safety” can be found in the "Where to look for help" section on this website.
Information about your child's learning in computing this term can be found in their "Supporting Learning Book" which should be kept in their book bag or on their class page on www.collingwoodschool.net