All children from Year 1 upwards have a timetabled Computing lesson every week. Wherever possible these lessons are cross-curricular so that children learn about computing in a meaningful and purposeful way.
In addition, in Key Stage 2 all children have a dedicated Coding lesson once a week, where they learn programming and Computer Science.
The school is well-resourced. We have a computer suite with 20 computers and children also have access to computers in their classrooms. We are constantly evaluating our Information Technology provision to ensure that we are up-to-date.
The school currently subscribes to a website called Purple Mash to enhance and support the children’s learning. Purple Mash is an award-winning, cross-curricular website for primary school children that enables them to explore and apply their knowledge in a fun and creative way.
We take Internet safety very seriously at OLA and children are taught how to protect themselves online as part of our curriculum. The school runs the Digital Leaders scheme, which encourages the children to apply their learning and support each other when using technology.