Computing

Our computing curriculum aims to provide equality of opportunity to all pupils, enabling them to develop their natural enthusiasm for and experience of computers in a way that enables them to be happy, safe and effective users of technology.  Alongside technical learning, social, moral and cultural elements are considered, it aims to empower pupils, enable them to build resilience and develop positive behaviours for the future.

The computing curriculum builds through key elements of computer science, digital citizenship and digital literacy with the aim of putting children in control of the devices they use, enabling them to be active users of technology rather than passive consumers. These are introduced throughout the child’s school experience and revisited in successive years in a process which consolidates and deepens understanding.

It recognises that many, but not all, children come with pre-existing experience and knowledge of technology and aims to provide them with the tools to develop that knowledge through a clear progression, as well as delivering opportunities to those who may not have access to technology outside of a school setting. The curriculum encourages all pupils to see computers, electronic devices and apps as connected and empowering; not isolated devices or merely entertainment.

Key concepts and skills are introduced with the specific vocabulary required to communicate in a wider world, and sequenced to build on existing knowledge.

It is the intention to encourage children to question the technology that they use, understand how it is implemented and how they can create, change, control and refine the programs and devices they encounter.

 

Be Internet Legends with Google

This link has interactive games, quizzes and more to help all the family understand how to safe online

 

Internet Safety for Parents

This link has lots of information to help parents understand about protecting their children whilst they use the Internet.

 

Kiddle

When searching the Internet use a child friendly search engine.

 

Do you know the SMART rules?

To keep our school e-safe, all children need to know the SMART rules!

 

Useful Links for E-safety

Think U Know - http://thinkuknow.co.uk

NSPCC - www.net-aware.org.uk

             - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/safety/

Kidsmart - http://kidsmart.org.uk

Childnet - www.childnet.con/resources/esafety-and-computing

 

 

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