School 360 E-Learning Platform: Competition

We will be using a new E-Learning platform provided by NCC and Schools 360.  You can still access Nortle until Easter. The tools from Nortle can also be found in Schools 360. Your child will be given a password in the near future.

To help launch the new platform we will be holding a competition. Your child needs to design a new ‘digital badge’ for their school house group (Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth) .

They may design their badge using any media ( paint, crayon, pen etc..) and we will scan them. Alternatively, your child could create their badge using a paint package (2paint a picture on purplemash/nortle or an ipad app). Send your designs to

You can access School 360 via these links:

Nortle can be found here

Check out Purple Mash!

Click here for Purple Mash


Purple Mash is our online learning area. All pupils have their own user name and password to access the site where they are able to use a large selection of 2 Simple software to complete homework tasks as well as learn different techniques using their computers. Their work is saved online in a safe and secure area and they are able to access their work both in and out of school.

If your child forgets their password they need to speak to their class teacher.

Christmas Cards

The Owls and the Swifts have been using the Ipads to design and create their own QR Christmas cards. You can scan the images to reveal a Christmas message! The Year 1 and 2 children had the chance to show the Owls how to use the app on the Ipad.

I Pads

The children have now waved a sad ‘Goodbye’ to the I-Pads, they were a fantastic resource for them to use, every year group used them at some point during the trial.  Our school fair on Saturday 8th June is raising money to buy us some I-Pads of our own, so please come along and help us to buy some I-Pads!


Stannington we are always looking to embed ICT across the curriculum.

Aims and purposes of ICT
The key aim is that IT teaching should offer opportunities for children to:
• develop IT capability, including their knowledge and understanding of the importance of information and of how to select and prepare it;
• develop their skills in using hardware and software to manipulate information in their processes of problem solving, recording and expressive work;
• develop their ability to apply their IT capability and ICT to support their use of language and communication, and their learning in other areas;
• explore their attitudes towards ICT, its value for themselves, others and society, and their awareness of its advantages and limitations.

Programmes of study
The use of ICT begins in the Nursery and continues throughout the school. The Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage includes ICT within the area of Knowledge and Understanding of the World. It describes how children should have opportunities to:

“Find out about and identify the uses of everyday technology and use information and communication technology and programmable toys to support their learning.”