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Woodlands Computing

Classroom Resources

There are a number of resources that are used throughout the school to help facilitate learning and engage pupils in every class. 

iPads are the main resource used and the section below details the specific applications that are used here at Woodlands. There are other resources such as wireless bluetooth keyboards, MacBooks and chromakey equipment that enable our pupils to bring learning to life in a way that wouldn't be possible without the technology. Our digital resources help prepare our pupils for their future. 

Multimedia Suite

As Lead Teacher for Computing-ICT my vision is to redifine the learning experience at Woodlands Primary School. The Multimedia Suite is a central part of that vision.
Our school was previously seperate infant and junior schools on the same site and therefore there were two ICT suites. When I arrived I decided to use the amalgamation as an opportunity to change the use of these rooms. One of the rooms was converted into two seperate rooms, a reading lab and a group room. The other room was kitted out with equipment to enable pupils to use technology in ways that cannot be done in the classrooms. It became the Multimedia suite.

Applications

There are a number of applications used in the classrooms to enable pupils to explore, discover and create. Some are listed below:

Pages Word Processor
Keynote Presentation app
Numbers Spreadsheet app
iMovie Video editing app
GarageBand Music production
A.L.E.X. Computing
Educreations Presentation app
CargoBot Computing
Numberful Maths
Discovery VR Virtual Reality

 

Radio station

WPS Radio is a resource that allows us to stream a radio broadcast through the internet. The stream can be accessed in the school and from any device connected to the internet outside of school.

Pupils from upper key stage 2 prepare for, host and present the radio show every lunchtime. The show is played through our new playground speakers on each playground.

There are interviews, updates, news reports, competitions and pupils sharing their good work from across the school. It is a fantastic resource for developing reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking skills.