Computing & E-Safety

Computing & E-Safety

DSCF5700The new Computing curriculum is taught following the Dimensions curriculum. This incorporates a mixture of ICT and Web based lessons with computing lessons. Children learn skills, such as programming, in the Infants, often away from a computer to start with, improving their skills and using computers more as they progress.

The school has a range of computers available for children to use throughout the school. There is also a laptop trolley with 15 laptops, which have recently all been fully updated and there’s 10 iPads. Teacher’s have given training to allow them to use ICT across the curriculum to enhance the children’s learning experience.

How the internet works - Anika & Meredith

In Year 5 , children build on their understanding of how the Internet and World Wide Web came into being and the computer science behind how they function. Anika and Meredith did a fantastic job of presenting their learning and understanding in a poster.

E-Safety

E-Safety is taken very seriously in the school and is taught throughout every year group. In addition, each year children and families sign an ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’ outlining a sensible approach to staying safe whilst using digital technologies.

Parents can access these here:

E-Safety ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’ Years 2 to 6

E-Safety ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’¬†Reception and Year 1

Further resources and advice for children, parents and families about E-Safety can be accessed using the following links;

Think You Know Рguidance from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Kidsmart

In addition, the following sites have information and advice aimed at parents and adults working with children;

Parent Info (from CEOP and Parent Zone) – guidance about many issues that affect children and young people

NSPCC – Online Safety

CEOP Command – National Crime Agency

Parents and carers can also read our E-Safety guidance booklet – this can be found in our key information section.