Computing

Lead teacher - Mrs Davies

Primary Computing Curriculum

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Online safety

In our rapidly changing digital world it is essential that we educate all children on how to enjoy the internet and get the most from it whist understanding how to keep themselves safe. All classes have tailored, age appropriate series of lessons that are designed to help them understand and identify potential e-safety issues.

ICT pic 2The school recently took part in an interactive assembly with Google Legends and it taught the children the key rules for online safety. The following link explains how you can stay safe as a family:

https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/parents

Useful information for parents

ROBLOX

Roblox is a popular online game-creating system where children can create and publish games, and play other users' games. Although it can be a fun way for children to be creative and work together, there are some potential risks you should be aware of too. Use this factsheet  to learn more about the risks and what you can do to help keep your child safe.

MINECRAFT

Minecraft is a popular game where children explore an online world. They can use building blocks to customise the world and create new parts to it. It can be a fun way for children to be creative and try new things, but there are some potential risks you should be aware of too. Use this factsheet to learn more about the risks and what you can do to help keep your child safe.

STAY SAFE ONLINE

Feel confident talking to your child about how to stay safe online with the 10 pointers in this factsheet. They give you practical advice on what to tell your child to do and not do, and what to watch out for.

 

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