Lingfield recognises that digital learning is a key concept that needs to be embraced by educators in today’s classrooms. Technology has tremendous potential to engage, excite and inspire young people. It has the ability to make learning more flexible and to cater for different learning styles and abilities.
Lingfield’s digital strategy has become an intrinsic part of teaching and learning. In the Prep School we have worked hard to incorporate the Government’s new strategies for Computing in Key Stage 1 & 2 as outlined in the National Curriculum. Across the Prep School, pupils are educated in e-safety and online etiquette to ensure that they are fully aware of how to stay safe in our digital age. Due to the fact that we are confident that pupils are able to behave responsibly, we are able to introduce them to exciting activities involving digital learning from a very young age.
We have two class sets of iPads in the Prep School, in addition to two fully equipped ICT suites which are regularly used to support pupils’ independent learning; as well as being utilised in dedicated Computing lessons, they are also used extensively in lessons across the curriculum to support learning. Pupils from Year 1 upwards are now also taught the basics of computer programming, before progressing to designing computer games in Year 2 and using programmes such as Scratch from Year 3. By Year 6 pupils are designing their own digital apps!
For more information about the Computing curriculum in the Prep School, please see the Computing tab in the Academic section of the website.