Computing at St. Aidan's

Junior Jam teach Computing to the children of St. Aidan's. The use of iPads in the classroom has revolutionised the way children are taught. iPads engage, motivate and inspire pupils’ learning, and Junior Jam have developed, and continue to develop a range of courses that allow children to learn the Computing curriculum using iPads. As the world becomes increasingly rich with technology, Junior Jam teaches pupils to create programs, films, music and a range of other content, whilst encouraging them to express themselves and develop their own ideas using the latest apps.
Through Junior Jam they will learn the following lessons:

iPROGRAM

Computing replaced ICT as a subject in September 2014, with the new programme of study focusing heavily towards programming. Programming experience is the best way for pupils to learn about computer science, therefore Junior Jam teaches pupils to create programs, systems and a range of content while encouraging them to express themselves and develop their own ideas. There will be an emphasis on how what is learnt can be used in a future working environment, as our world is becoming increasingly rich with technology. In line with the National Curriculum, Junior Jam have developed workshops which combine all of these elements.

iJAM

The iJam lessons combine computing skills with music theory and composition in an exciting and hands-on fashion using iPads. Amongst other things, children will be taught about instrumentation and song structure, rhythm and tempo, pitch and dynamics, genre and music from different cultures, audio recording and sound editing. The iJam course will improve students' general knowledge and appreciation of popular and world music.

iAnimate

Junior Jam's iAnimate is a great introduction into the worlds of 2D, computer-generated and stop motion animation using iPads. Pupils gain basic into how their favourite cartoons and films are made, explaining how such films are created and the time and patience required to film them. Using iPads, pupils are taught how to create and edit their own short animated sequences adding sound effects, music and transitions.

Online Safety Tips for Parents: 6-10

Safety on the internet matters. Our fun, interactive, stop motion animated video has useful advice and tips for parents of 6-10s so that you can help them to stay safe online. From toddlers to teens, our four ‘E-safety tips for parents’ videos are age specific to help you keep up with e-safety as they grow up.

e-Safety Tips

Jigsaw: for 8 -10 year olds

This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world.

Do you know and understand these words? Can you explain what they mean when programing a computer?

 

Computing Documents

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Important Documents for Parents and Carers- Social Media

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Help with Roblox and other websites

Parental advice for Pokemon Go