Computing & E-Safety
The 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 Key Stage 1, 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.
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. The children did a fantastic job of presenting their learning and understanding in a poster.
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. We also maintain a clear set of guidelines for the safe use of web based technologies in our Online Safety Policy and Procedures.
Please find a link here to the latest edition of Digital Parenting. This magazine is packed full of up to date information, advice and guidance on how to support your children in staying safe when using digital technologies. As the publishers explain, ‘Our aim is to provide you with the latest expert advice so you can help your children develop the life skills and knowledge they need to use the online world safely and with confidence.’
Further resources and advice for children, parents and families about E-Safety can be accessed using the following links;
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.