Saltdean Primary School

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Saltdean follows the Switched-On program for teaching computing.  For more information see the video below:


Why schools love Switched on Computing! from Rising Stars on Vimeo.


Featured Children's Work:


Fleet Class have produced their own webpage: E-safety Guide



Well done to everyone involved for producing such an interesting and informative site!  


A brief summary of some of the key elements that children will encounter on their journey from Reception to Year 6 can be found below.  Many software packages are encountered more than once so they have the chance to consolidate on what they have already learnt.


Bee-Bot is an exciting little robot designed for use by young children.  These easy-to-operate and friendly robots are the perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation and problem solving… and just having fun!



This Microsoft tool barely needs an introduction.  Children learn to present their ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways while developing their core keyboard skills and experience of the Windows interface.



Children can use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for everyone in today’s society.



Children use blog software in order to design, write, and publish their content with this simple yet professional looking platform.  Working collaboratively, they also learn how to work s a team and the importance of respecting one another’s digital work.



This is a great audio editor for use in the classroom.  For example, it can be used to make an advertisement, create podcasts or recording speeches.  Audacity has a friendly interface which allows children to start editing their work and even adding effects.